The 29-year-old was unhappy about being forced to revert to the bench follwing two fine performances while Neil Sullivan was suspended. 'Walks' kept two clean sheets in Sullivan's absence and indicated that he would seek a loan move when he found himself back on the bench.
It is possible that he could find himself back in the spotlight on Saturday as Sullivan's wife Julie is expecting a baby which is already a week overdue. The couple were seeing a specialist today (Thursday) to see if the baby needs to be induced.
"The baby is already a week late so it could happen at any time," explained Sullivan. "The club know about the situation."
Walker is thought to have made his decision to stay put following a discussion with goalkeeping coach Hans Segers, who indicated that a loan request would be blocked.
"I was going in to see George to ask him about the possibility of going out on loan," said Walker. "But I spoke to Hans about the situation and he told me not to waste my time as the manager would not let me go.
"It is very disappointing, but we will just have to wait and see what happens now."
The Evening Standard suggest that Liverpool are monitoring Walker's situation.
Ian Walker has shelved plans of going out on loan in his quest to secure first team football.