Liverpool’s German midfielder Didi Hamann has spoken of how he is torn between staying at Anfield and fighting for a first team place next season, or taking up an offer made to him by Bolton where he would experience regular first-team Premiership football.
Hamann has been told by Benitez that his first team chances will be limited last season with Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Momo Sissoko all preferred midfield choices.
Hamann said, “I’m deciding what’s the best thing to do,” said the German.
“My heart is with Liverpool, but obviously I have to consider everything I’ve been told and do what’s right.
“The decision to sell me has not entirely come as a shock to me, but deciding whether to go or not is very hard for me.
“I’ll be back in England later this week and that’s when I’ll decide whether to go to Bolton. They’re the only club which have shown any interest.
“It could still go either way, but now I’ve got to think carefully about what’s best for my future.”
Hamann is expected to meet Bolton manager Sam Allardyce, currently working for ITV on their World Cup pundits team, in Germany this week.