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Liverpool looking to cement 4th place next season – by landing 8 million defender

Rafael Benitez has been told by Rick Parry that Liverpool must be Premier League contenders next season (that doesn’t mean tailing off around Christmas time), despite the Spaniard claiming the domestic title is just one option. Nevertheless, some serious spending appears to be under way, with The Sun reporting that Andrea Dossena could be the newest recruit at Anfield in the next few days.

The Italian left-back is rated at £8million, which looks to be well within the Reds’ budget, especially if they offload the likes of Crouch, Carson and Riise. Despite interest from a couple of Serie A clubs, Liverpool appear to be in pole position to sign the player from Udinese.

Dossena, 26, revealed: “Liverpool are a famous team and it’s good to be mentioned with them.

“I want to play in the Champions League and Liverpool are a side who have won it and reach the late stages often.

“They are one of the famous names in Europe — comparable with the biggest teams in Italy.

“In England I think Liverpool are Manchester United’s equal — they can rival them.”

Hmmm, we think you might be slightly misguided on that last point Andrea. It’s been several seasons since Pool were a match for United, at least in the Premier League. It sounds like a scratched record to ask whether Liverpool might finally have the squad to challenge for the title but, can Liverpool finally challenge for the title, providing they make some more quality additions such as the above?!

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