Now that it appears that one Anfield striker has made his long-expected exit, another goalscorer of note is being lined up to take his place.
Peter Crouch’s departure will signal the start of an intensive period of transfer activity at Anfield.
Benitez is hopeful the Gareth Barry saga can be concluded shortly, with Aston Villa having intimated they would take Steve Finnan in part-exchange.
However, the Midlanders are still holding out for an overall deal of £18m, above Liverpool’s valuation of the player. Robbie Keane is Benitez’s first-choice replacement for Crouch, but the manager is aware of the difficulties in prising the striker away from Tottenham Hotspur. (Daily Post)
Robbie Keane is apparently a lifelong Liverpool supporter, so that bodes well in terms of any potential bid. However, Tottenham will not be keen on losing the Irishman and who can blame them for being reticent? The former Leeds man has been consistency personified during his tenure at White Hart Lane. However, if Rafa did pull off this coup, then Robbie would surely be a perfect partner for Torres in this summer’s annual Rafalution. All of the 28-year-old’s attributes would compliment El Nino’s brilliance. Do Anfield fans think that Keane could be set to leave London for Merseyside?