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In a development that will resonate with Football Manager players everywhere, Liverpool have had an enquiry about the availability of left-back Ryan Bertrand rejected by Chelsea.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is known to be a big fan of the 23 year-old England international, and had planned to sign him alongside other young stars including Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.

Despite labouring in the considerable shadow cast by Ashley Cole, Bertrand has still managed to build a burgeoning reputation since moving to Stamford Bridge from Gillingham as a youngster back in 2005.

And Bertrand has also revealed he wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for the left-back berth,

“I see my future being Chelsea’s number one (left-back),” Bertrand told reporters at an adidas Blue Pitch event in Kuala Lumpur.

“I don’t concentrate on trying to dislodge him (Cole). I just focus on myself and my game and I’m sure that time will come.”

Bertrand is considered a valuable squad member for the Blues and he says competition for places is part and parcel of playing for a top club.

“Being at a club like Chelsea, at the top level, that’s just a way of life,” he said. “Everyone’s used to it by now.”

But in a World Cup year, with international places to compete for, it would be understandable if able deputies like Bertrand sought a first-team place elsewhere.

“I’ve just got to concentrate on my club team and get my games in there,” he said.

“In the back of my mind I’m aware of it (the World Cup). Hopefully I can get enough games this year and you never know.”

Source: Mirror

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