Le Tallec decision on Friday
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anthony Le Tallec has confirmed he is cutting short his loan stint with St Etienne.
Anthony Le Tallec has confirmed he is cutting short his loan stint with St Etienne in order to return to England.
Three clubs are understood to be keen on signing the Liverpool youngster on a temporary basis - Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Sunderland.
Rafa Benitez also has the option, of course, of keeping the 20-year-old at Anfield, particularly as the injury problems on Merseyside show no sign of letting up.
The Liverpool boss is meeting the player on Friday to make a final decision about his immediate future.
After being used sparingly by St Etienne coach Elie Baup, Le Tallec is disenchanted with life with Les Verts.
"My situation at St Etienne can't last any more," he told But.
"I don't know what the coach [Baup] has against me but it is clear he doesn't trust me.
"Since the start of the New Year, I played ten minutes at Nimes and I stayed on the bench three times without playing.
"That is enough.
"I will go back to England."