John Arne Riise: Return to Liverpool? I'd rather stay at fourth-bottom Roma

03 November 2009 11:35
John Arne Riise has angrily shot down claims that he wants to return to Liverpool.

A Sunday newspaper claimed he the Norway wide man had issued a come and get me plea to his struggling former club, but it seems Riise has no intention of hopping from one crisis club to another.

The 29-year-old left Anfield for Italy 17 months ago and has featured in all but one of Roma's Serie A matches this season, yet the News of the World claimed he was unsettled and had failed to establish himself as a regular at the Olympic Stadium.

Sibling rivalry: John Arne Riise (right) goes shoulder to shoulder with his brother Bjorn Helge, the Fulham player

But Riise has set the record straight. 'I never said I wanted to return to Liverpool and I never made those statements,' said Riise.

'I am settled here in Rome and I want to stay.'

Roma are saddled with huge debts and have struggled since Alberto Aquilani was sold to Liverpool this summer. They currently stand 14th of 20 teams in Serie A.

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Source: Daily_Mail