Stelios Staying

Last updated : 03 August 2005 By Matt Bottom

Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Liverpool will not make a bid for Bolton's Greek winger Stelios Giannakopoulos.

Allardyce said, "The chairman's assured me that he's spoken to Rick Parry over all the speculation and there's no bid coming from Liverpool for Stelios."

"One would hope that would put it to bed and finish it off and stop all the press speculation that's flying around, because it's upsetting me and it's certainly upsetting Stelios.

"And it's worrying me that his mind would not be right for the start of the season with something like this happening.

"So, hopefully, that will be the end of it and he can concentrate on getting himself ready for us."