Rafa Benitez has been linked with a raft of British talents, from current internationals to up and coming hot prospects.
Gareth Barry (Aston Villa) £15 rated – The Mirror says there is increasing optimism at Anfield that the chance of playing Champions League football next season will be the key to luring Barry to Merseyside from Aston Villa in the summer.
Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff City) £4m rated – Ramsey is lighting up the Bluebirds side and has already been linked with big money moves to Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. (various)
David Bentley (Blackburn Rovers) £20 rated – According to reports in the The Express, Liverpool want to sign Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley.
Aaron Lennon (Tottenham) £12 rated – The Daily Mail reports today that Liverpool will compete with Newcastle for the signing of Aaron Lennon.
Michael Johnson (Manchester City) £14 rated – Liverpool are a step closer to landing Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson.
The Sun says Johnson is considering his future at Eastlands over the way manager Sven Goran Eriksson has been treated.
Of these five I think that realistically Rafa would only really be interested in Michael Johnson, a great prospect, and Gareth Barry, at his peak. The others are either not needed because Liverpool has plenty of talent in their given position or is just not really worth considering as a potential Liverpool player. Who out of these five would Anfield fans really like to see in a Liverpool shirt?