Weeks ago Rafa Benitez was hopeful that Scott Carson would remain at Anfield as understudy to Jose Reina, now that Jerzy Dudek has left the club.
However, it seems player power has hit out at even the ruthless Rafa Benitez, and the player looks set to move to our first opponents this season, Aston Villa, on a season long loan.
Benitez has half his wish in that the player does remain on Liverpool's books - Carson appears to have a promising international future ahead of him, and Benitez is acutely aware that the reds now have inexperienced cover for Reina. Rafa has told Scott Carson that he sees his long term future at Anfield but the player has more immediate worries such as trying to gain a place in the Euro 2008 England squad.
According to BBC Sport the move to Villa depends on whether Liverpool can get Charles Itandje from Lens to replace him. Carson would not be able to play against Liverpool on Saturday. The reds have also signed young Bulgarian keeper Nikolay Mihaylov this summer.