Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Chances Rise of Heskey Swoop

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Chances Rise of Heskey Swoop

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Byline: Eric Paylor

Boro target Emile Heskey has admitted that his Liverpool future may be on the line.

The England striker knows that his first team place will be under threat when the Reds complete the pounds 14m signing of Auxerre's Djibril Cisse this month.

Heskey insists he is looking for a contract extension - but Liverpool may yet regard him as surplus to requirements once Cisse joins the squad.

Heskey said: "I know my future is on the line. It always is at a club like this. We're always being linked with strikers and you have to be turning in the performances every week, or someone else will take your place.

"I've heard the stories about Cisse coming and the weeks ahead will be crucial for me.

"I don't want to go anywhere, so I have to make sure I'm performing at a high level on a regular basis."

Heskey believes that he will be at Anfield until at least the end of the season.

He said: "With 18 months to go, I'm playing for another contract. …

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