Gareth Barry insists he has forgotten about Liverpool and is happy at Villa

03 February 2009 02:18
Gareth Barry has insisted he is happy at Aston Villa

and has pushed Liverpool

's pursuit of him last summer to the back of his mind.Rafa Benitez was desperate to add the England man to his title-chasing squad but Martin O'Neill refused to sell the influential midfielder.The Villa manager stripped Barry of the captaincy and fined him two weeks wages following comments he made about the situation.

Staying happy: Gareth Barry is happy he stayed with Aston Villa and wore the captain's armband again during Saturday's draw with Wigan

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But the 27-year-old has played a central role in Villa's brilliant season and insists he is happy to stay in the Midlands and has no problem with O'Neill. 'The Liverpool thing seems a few years ago now,' Barry said in the Daily Mirror. 'Me and the manager are both professional people who want the best for Villa and my relationship with the manager is very good. 'It can go through your head what others have done to get away from a club, but that was just not the reputation I would have wanted.'

 HATCHET MAN: Barry may have a short memory but we have not forgotten your act of betrayal

Big Four see us as 'wasps', claims Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill

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The transfer window: Biggest deals, best bargains and who spent what

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Source: Daily_Mail