Liverpool's Riise sale could complicate deal for Villa's Barry

Liverpool's sale of John Arne Riise to Roma is set to complicate their move for Aston Villa skipper Gareth Barry.

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The Liverpool Echo says Riise was O'Neill's preferred choice of Liverpool's available talent, but he has now completed his move to Serie A in a deal initially worth £4m, rising to £4.5m.

Scott Carson may now become a makeweight in a transfer saga which has become frustrating for all parties.

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