Liverpool to boost English contingent with £12m Middlesbrough pair

Rafa’s Liverpool side has a fair contingent of English blood, well fair in comparison with some other Premier League clubs. However apparently Benitez is looking to act ahead of possible legislation demanding a certain ratio of homegrown players in the playing staff and therefore Gareth Southgate should be getting a call sometime soon!

Liverpool are looking to make a £3 million offer for Middlesbrough’s England Under 21 midfielder Lee Cattermole. (The People) There is also continuing speculation surrounding a potential bid for Boro’s outstanding man mountain David Wheater who is on the verge of an England cap.

What could be good news for the Reds would of course spell trouble for the Riverside outfit. I guess it’s a compliment to the youth set-up at Boro when other sides sniff around their up and coming talents, but whilst the money they may well receive for these players may be useful I am sure Southgate will be doing all he can to stop his players from having their heads turned by the likes of Liverpool, but in the end would he stand in their way?

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