Anfield boss hopes to snap up Eastlands bench warmer.
Liverpool will reportedly attempt to snare Manchester City winger Shaun Wright Phillips this summer. Rafa Benitez is keen to add more natural width to his Anfield side and is willing to offer attacking midfielder Yossi Benayoun as part of any potential deal to land the Eastlands man.
Having found himself surplus to requirements under Roberto Mancini the former Chelsea man is hoping to get his career back on track and may feel that the only way to do so is to leave the club he has served for eight years over two spells.
Rafa Benitez has played Dirk Kuyt out on the right wing for the best part of two seasons but now feels it is necessary to bring in an out and out winger as he looks to add more balance to his Liverpool side. Reports have suggested that Mancini could accept as little as £8m for the 28 year old England international and the fact that City have been linked with a move for Yossi Benayoun may present the possibility of a player swap which could suit all parties.