Kirkland keen on Baggies
By Richard Scott
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Kirkland would be happy to make his loan deal at The Hawthorns permanent.Chris Kirkland has hinted he would be keen to make his loan deal at West Brom permanent.
The 24-year-old, who has just returned from injury, has enjoyed his time at The Hawthorns and sees a move there as a definite possibility.
"Would I like to stay on a permanent basis? I can't see why not," said Liverpool keeper Kirkland.
"It is up to West Brom and the gaffer but I enjoy it here. It will be interesting to see what happens at the end of the season because it looks as though my future won't be at Liverpool.
"I've got to give myself as many options as I can at the end of the season and if West Brom are one of them, then great. If the clubs can agree a fee I can't see no reason for not stopping if the club wants me. Hopefully they do. But a lot of things can change. I'm here for another six months."
Kirkland accepts that he has slipped down the pecking order at Anfield and that his future probably lies elsewhere.
"I've not spoken to anyone at Liverpool. But I'm not stupid. Rafael Benitez has brought (Jose) Reina in and he is his number one goalkeeper. He's got (Jerzy) Dudek and (Scott) Carson there as well so I'd think I'd be a fool to think I can go back there.
"But you never know. I'm not ruling anything out. I'm just hoping to play well and we will see what happens at the end of the season but I am enjoying it at Albion," he added.