Titi wants to leave Liverpool

Gérard Houllier last night revealed striker Titi Camara has handed in a transfer request – and the Liverpool boss is unlikely to stand in his way of a move out of Anfield.

Says Houllier: "Titi got injured at half time in the pre-season friendly with Parma on August 12. He is the only player I know who has got injured without playing. The injury was so bad that he could only come back seven weeks later. I don’t know what kind of injury he had.

‘So his first game for us was on October 2 against Manchester United reserves and then he went away to play an international match in Guinea.

‘He came back on October 11 and then we played three games against Derby, Leicester and Slovan Liberec. He was not involved in the first two but was on the bench for the game with Liberec. The following day he came to see me and said he did not want to play for Liverpool and that he wanted to leave. If he doesn’t want to play for Liverpool and wear the red shirt, then that’s it.

‘He has told me he wants to be placed on the transfer list, so he has been. Now I will meet with his agent and see what we can do. It disappoints me for the fans and I don’t think it’s being fair on the club.’

Houllier added: ‘Why he wants to leave I don’t know. I can’t accept that someone who has been available to this club for only 10 days, during which time we played three games and won all three, wants to leave because he is not in the team."

- from on 31.10.2000.

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