‘Productive’ meeting at Hearts
Alexis Sanchez insists that he is more than happy at Barcelona
after being linked with a move away from the club.
Sanchez joined Barcelona in the summer of 2011, when he rejected
overtures from a host of clubs including Manchester City.
The 24-year-old has started just 11 league games so far this
season, which has led to the speculation linking him with Arsenal,
Juventus and Inter Milan.
“I’m very happy at Barcelona,” the former Udinese player stated.
“I feel important for my club and for my country.
“I know what type of player I am, I know that I am a great
player, I know that I can win games. I remain one of the best in
the world even if I don’t score.
“I am not a player who will score three or five goals per
“I give passes, and also score sometimes. I am not really a
penalty box goalscorer, but I know I am still one of the best
players in the world.”
First-choice goalkeeper Reina has missed the Reds’ last two
games with a calf problem while veteran defender Carragher was
ruled out of the defeat at Southampton earlier this month with a
Reina has since been on the bench for Spain’s internationals
against Finland last week and France on Tuesday.
First-team coach Mike Marsh told the club’s website: “They’re
both available for selection, so it’s a possibility.”
Liverpool have reported no fresh injury concerns following the
latest round of international fixtures.
Marsh said: “We seem to have come through unscathed.
“We’ve got one or two players missing who are flying back from
“They will arrive back tomorrow, they will still be in recovery
and hopefully they will train on Friday.”
The Edinburgh outfit have endured a number of financial problems
The club staved off a winding-up order in December after
supporters raised more than ?1million to help pay off tax
A ?450,000 bill was paid off while Hearts agreed to settle a
separate demand by paying ?1.5million over three years.
Seven Hearts supporters groups – Federation of Hearts
Supporters’ Clubs, Foundation of Hearts, Heart of Midlothian
Shareholders Association, Hearts Supporters Trust, Hearts Youth
Development Committee, Save our Hearts, and 1874 Fighting Fund –
have joined forces to push ahead with a proposal for a fans
A spokesman for the groups said: “Last night a productive
meeting was held at Tynecastle.
“The group will continue to engage in a constructive manner with
further meetings planned.
“The group is committed to a unilateral proposal which engages
all supporters in the future ownership and governance of Heart of
Midlothian Football Club.”