Holloway slams Liverpool's Adam bid
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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has slammed Liverpool for making a "disgraceful" bid for Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam.

Holloway confirmed Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish wants to sign former Rangers player Adam, who has enjoyed a fine season and scored from the penalty spot in his side's 2-1 defeat against Sunderland on today. But Holloway was unimpressed with Liverpool's offer of around £4m and also rejected bids of the same amount from Aston Villa and Birmingham.

Holloway said: "I was thinking Liverpool and Charlie. I thought fantastic what a great club for him to go to and then when I heard the bid I thought it was disgraceful. I don't think it was Kenny that put that offer in. Mr (Damien) Comolli (Liverpool's director of football strategy) should look at what is going on and get realistic.

"What they offered is about the price Charlie would have been worth when Kenny was last playing. Is it a destabilising tactic from the three clubs, Birmingham, Aston Villa and now Liverpool? I don't know.

"Maybe I am the only one who can see what his value might be. It is all right admiring something. I like my neighbour's car but if I don't pay the right amount of money for it I ain't going to get it. They had better start by putting a figure one in front of the complete rubbish they have been offering so far."