Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann is away on holiday back in Germany, taking in some football, and says he’ll make a decision on his future late this week.
Rafa Benitez and Rick Parry told “the Kaiser” that his days at Anfield were up if he would agree to leave. Didi has another year left on his current contract and is under no obligation to stay, but Rafa feels Didi is now a luxury item with the number of midfielders available to him now.
According to Hamann, he’ll have to let his head rule his heart if he’s to leave: “I’m deciding what’s the best thing to do. My heart is with Liverpool, but obviously I have to consider everything I’ve been told and do what’s right. The decision to sell me has not entirely come as a shock to me, but deciding whether to go or not is very hard for me.”
Didi’s got a number of reasons why he’s delaying a decision, but playing for “big” Sam Allardyce and his roughhouse tactics is probably one of the biggest reasons why he’s not ready to say he’ll move on. He’s going to chat to Sam first though, and maybe the big man will be able to persuade the German to join him: “I’ll be back in England later this week and that’s when I’ll decide whether to go to Bolton. They’re the only club which have shown any interest. It could still go either way, but now I’ve got to think carefully about what’s best for my future.”
Still no further developments on the Daniel Alves deal. Liverpool reportedly agreed personal terms with Alves, but until his club reduce their demand for £12m the deal is unlikely to go ahead.
Harry Kewell played ninety minutes for Australia in this afternoon’s World Cup game against Japan, a game the Socceroos won 3-1.