Vignal in Anfield quit threat
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 20-year-old, a Gerard Houllier signing from Montpellier, has made 10 appearances for The Reds in two seasons on Merseyside often showing maturity beyond his tender years.
A run of games at the beginning of the season was interrupted by injury and Vignal has struggled to return to the fold leaving him frustrated.
"I am under contract until 2005 but if I can't win back my place in the team in the next year or so, I will have to ask for a transfer," said Vignal.
"I wouldn't want to but if it doesn't work out here you have to try somewhere else.
"It was very tough, I was on the right path and the injury stopped me in my tracks. Now I have to try and win back my place.
"The Spanish option still exists, but my priority is to prove that I deserve a place in Liverpool's plans."
Vignal is the second Liverpool star to voice his frustration at being out of the first team picture with Czech ace Milan Baros expressing his embitterment at not being a part of caretaker manager Phil Thompson's plans.
Meanwhile, new Scotland coach Berti Vogts is hoping to persuade Gary McAllister to come out of international retirement.
"I will be talking to players like Gary McAllister and players like that, who can still do a job for me," said Vogts.