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M'Vila warned to stay away from Liverpool

ESPN staff
April 9, 2014
Yann M'Vila joined Rubin Kazan in January © Getty Images

Yann M'Vila has been warned that a move to Liverpool would see him parked on the bench at Anfield.

His coach at Rubin Kazan, Rinat Bilyaletdinov, admits the talented midfielder is unsettled but said he would be better off concentrating on a club prepared to give him game time.

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The France international sparked rumours of a move to Anfield when he was pictured among their supporters during the Merseyside derby against Everton last November.

He moved from Rennes to Rubin Kazan in January instead but there has been speculation about a summer switch to the Premier League with Liverpool reportedly keen on securing his signature to bolster their defensive options in midfield.

"In January M'Vila behaved badly - one day he trained, one day he didn't," Bilyaletdinov told France Football.

"Maybe his agents had promised him something. He thought he was already in Liverpool. I told him: 'It is not your level. If you go, you will be on the bench'. He was very disappointed."

Bilyaletdinov has indicated that M'Vila could return to France, saying: "He has to prove his value and work like everyone else. I don't mean that he doesn't work, but we can see that he misses France."

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