Villa should see the best of Baros
Milan Baros' departure from Liverpool may have been widely predicted, but despite his form last season, when he started the year as first choice striker, perhaps there could have been a way for him to remain at Anfield for another year.
His future has been much discussed over the summer, and his failure to get on the pitch for any of Liverpool's European qualifiers was proof that Benitez was waiting for the right time to offload the Czech. Playing Baros would have cup-tied him and reduced his value for any clubs who wanted him, and who were in Europe.
But Baros' form in pre-season has been good. He's been one of the most lively perfomers in our friendly games over the summer, and seemed to be playing as if he had a point to prove. He knew he was on the verge of being sold, and he knew that he was no longer first choice.
If he'd have stayed, Liverpool would have had not only a strong first choice strike force, but an experienced international on the bench, hungry to prove his manager wrong with each opportunity that came his way.
Instead, Aston Villa may be the club who see the best of the hungry and highly talented striker.