Houllier and Carew in spat

Houllier told the press that Carew is at the end of his contract and that he now has an opportunity to show whether he wants to stay or go elsewhere.

Carew claimed “If he wants me to fight for a contract he should speak to me directly, not through the media, This is disrespectful to me and to the fans who sing my name week in week out.”

In response Houllier said “I was made aware of his comments”, said the Frenchman. “I think it’s stupid. Someone asked me if it was a good opportunity for him and I said yes. What do you want me to say?”