Liverpool manager confirms: ‘Villa is on our list’

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You might have thought Rafael Benitez would be sick to the back teeth of the name Villa this summer, conjuring up the image of an angry Irishman refusing to sell his captain to the Spaniard (do you think this has featured in his dreams?). Nevertheless, Sky Sports have revealed that the Liverpool manager is hungry for more and is desperately seeking David Villa to become the Reds’ second striker.

Benitez, who brought fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres to Anfield from Atletico Madrid last summer, said: “We have Torres, Andrei Voronin, Dirk Kuyt, Ryan Babel and Steven Gerrard, who can play as a second striker.

“But we will try to bring in another option. Villa is a player we know all about and he is on our list. But maybe it will be difficult.”

Too right it will be tricky, with Valencia’s bumped-up asking price and plenty of other clubs with large hats to throw into the proverbial ring! Nevertheless, these comments will have many Pool fans salivating at the prospect of reuniting a pair who helped Spain win Euro 2008 and would surely collect a veritable shedload of goals for the Reds next season. Are Liverpool fans crossing their fingers and toes that this transfer happens?

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