• Premier League

Blackpool fire Ince warning to Liverpool

ESPN staff
December 20, 2012
Liverpool want to bring Tom Ince back to Liverpool © PA Photos

Liverpool have been warned they will have to increase their offer if they want to bring Tom Ince back to Anfield.

Ince joined Blackpool in August 2011 after making a single senior appearance for Liverpool, but has caught the eye after scoring 13 goals in the Championship this season.

Although Reds boss Brendan Rodgers refused to comment on the situation on Thursday, Blackpool manager Michael Appleton says Liverpool's offer was not even close to tempting the Seasiders into selling.

"As far as I'm aware I think there's been a conversation between [chairman] Karl [Oyston] and Liverpool regarding an offer but, as far as I'm aware, it's way below the type of money we'd expect for someone of Tom's talent," Appleton told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"Obviously the chairman keeps me informed but I think it was just an initial conversation between himself and Liverpool and there was a figure used but obviously it's way below, like I say."

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