Anfield boss wants Stadium of Light starlet but face competition from Old Trafford.
Liverpool have made a £16million offer for Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson to spearhead the Anfield revival.
The 20-year-old is seen as one of the Premier League’s rising stars and has attracted interest from a string of top clubs, including Manchester United.
Manager Kenny Dalglish has moved for the England international after being priced out of his other options.
Blackpool’s Charlie Adam, Wigan’s James McCarthy and West Ham’s Scott Parker are all over-valued by their clubs in Dalglish’s eyes and he will not be sucked into to paying over the odds.
The Scot feels with Henderson’s ability, allied with his age, he offers good value for money, something which owners FSG appreciate.
The Daily Mirror reports Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will let Henderson go in order to fund his own spending spree.
Bruce is hoping the £18million from the Darren Bent sale plus this cash will allow him to recruit six new faces to his Black Cats squad.
Liverpool are also in the market for wingers and will compete with United and Arsenal for the signatures of Aston Villa’s Ashley Young and Stewart Downing.