It does seem from comments from Rafa and the incessant speculation in the press that Benitez is keen to bring in British talent to Anfield. Some say this is mainly due to the potential rule changes that could stipulate the need for a certain amount of homegrown players who knows, either way it
There is also increasing optimism at Anfield that the chance of playing Champions League football next season will be the key to luring Gareth Barry to Anfield (The Mirror)
The burgeoning rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool could spill over into the transfer market this summer with the London club preparing to move for David Bentley (The Times)
In case you’re wondering, I consider Gareth Barry to be potentially a great buy and Bentley to be a potentially very bad one. Both players values seem to fluctuate but are around £15m each and to be honest I think forking out that much for the Blackburn man would be an error of judgment I wouldn’t think Rafa would make. However talk of Barry’s potential move to Anfield seems more realistic. I really can’t see the England midfielder, who is having his best season yet, moving to Chelsea where many a English midfielder has failed (Sidwell and Parker being two obvious examples). Who do Liverpool fans feel would be the better investment?