Liverpool boss Rafa must not get much sleep these days as it appears, if you believe the tabloids, that he spends every waking moment planning a transfer raid or some kind!
Liverpool’s American owners are expected to hand Benitez £20 million to enhance his squad but Benitez is hoping he can also raise £50 million from player sales to ensure a massive summer spending spree.
Benitez is hoping to be able to raise £50 million from the sales of players such as Xabi Alonso, Peter Crouch, Scott Carson, John Arne Riise, Jermaine Pennant, Steve Finnan and Andriy Voronin.
He will then use the money to help strengthen his squad and is reported to have his eye on Aston Villa’s Gareth Barry as well as Andrew Dossena from Udinese. Liverpool have also this week confirmed the transfer of defender Philipp Degen, albeit on a free transfer. (News of the World and Goal.com)
Whilst it’s true that Liverpool need new players, do they really need to spend that much? Yes they fell behind the title chasing pack last season, but they surely have the nucleus of a team to challenge in the future. Clearly Barry and Dossena are very high up on his list, but who else do Liverpool fans feel should be in the manager’s thoughts?