Mark Lawrenson has infuriated Liverpool over his comments on Irish radio.
The former Anfield defender claimed on Irish radio that Robbie Keane is set to be sold next month â€” because Steven Gerrard hinted as much to him in a private conversation.
A Reds spokesman said: â€śMarkâ€™s remarks are his interpretation of a private chat.
"They do no accurately reflect Stevenâ€™s opinion of Robbie and they certainly do not tally with Stevenâ€™s recollection of the conversation itself.â€ť
Lawro tried to dig himself out of a hole by insisting: â€śIâ€™m sorry if I caused any aggravation but it wasnâ€™t meant to. Gerrardâ€™s name should never have come up.
â€śIt wasnâ€™t Steven saying that, it was me saying it.â€ť