JAVIER MASCHERANO'S Liverpool future has been plunged into doubt after the midfielder was an absentee from the squad that travelled to Manchester City tonight. The Argentine international has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Inter Milan and speculation has increased today with suggestions that the Catalan club have made a £12million bid for Mascherano. Boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that Mascherano was not in the right frame of mind to be included for the clash at Eastlands but insists his position has not changed and he wants to keep the 26-year-old at Anfield. Hodgson said: "I don't know where he (Javier Mascherano) is but he's not here, that's for sure. "His mind wasn't right so it wasn't right to select him. Hopefully, I will be able to select him in the future. "There's plenty of interest in him but our position remains the same - until we get an offer that matches our valuation we won't sell. I'm sure it'll be sorted one way or another soon."
Javier Mascherano's Liverpool future in doubt after he misses Man City trip
JAVIER MASCHERANO'S Liverpool future has been plunged into doubt after the midfielder was an absentee from the squad that travelled to Manchester City tonight.