Blackpool’s Charlie Adam has handed in a transfer request in hope of pushing through a move during the January transfer window, Liverpool are likely to submit an improved offer after having a £4m offer rejected last week.
The Scottish international turned in another eye-catching display against Sunderland on Saturday despite the ongoing saga over his future.
The Scotland midfielder scored a penalty in the home defeat.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway insists that Adam should stay put until the summer, but now he has to contend with an official request.
Holloway said: 'Has his head been turned? Yes. It can be turned. He understands Liverpool is huge. With Kenny Dalglish in charge, the club is so stable.
'They have got new owners and they are going to get back to what they were and Charlie deserves to play for them one day.
'But that day, for me, isn't right for this football club at this moment in time. Maybe in the summer because it's a much better time to do business.'
Blackpool have since rejected Charlie Adams's transfer request, with hope of keeping hold of him until the season.