Rafa clearly seems to be planning for the future, a future which could well include a homegrown player rule change and therefore it’s no surprise that Liverpool are being linked with more and more English talent, these two often cited players are apparently a lot nearer to leaving their current clubs.
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has £30m rated pair David Bentley and his England colleague Gareth Barry high on his summer shopping list. Offers for the Villa man could include a swap deal with Scott Carson moving to Villa Park, Bentley would be in a straight cash deal(various)
Blackburn are lining up Michael Kightly as a Summer target to repalce David Bentley who is increasingly looking Liverpool bound according to reports. (The Non-League Paper)
Gareth Barry has shown yet again in the past two England internationals that he is at his peak and it’s no surprise that the big boys have come calling for him as they will know all too well that the Villa skipper will have ambitions that his current side can’t necessarily match. David Bentley also has ambitions, but I really do think he is overrated and any move would be a mistake. Which of these two would Liverpool fans most welcome in a Reds shirt?