Once again the Liverpool supremo is keeping a close eye on a long running saga at Manchester City as one of England’s most promising talents appears to be unwilling to sign a new contract.
Mark Hughes is in a fight to keep midfield ace Michael Johnson at Manchester City.
Johnson, 20, is stalling on signing a new deal and that has put Everton on red alert, with Liverpool and Aston Villa also keen. (Sunday Mirror)
Rafa has been chasing the quality midfielder for quite some time and if he is still not putting pen to paper on a new Eastlands contract it is no surprise that Liverpool and others are keeping a very watchful eye on the impressive youngster rated in the £10m bracket. Sure to be an England star of the future and given Benitez’s apparent keenness to bring in more homegrown talent ahead of possible UEFA regulations stipulating a quota on such players, it is therefore seemingly possible the Spaniard will make a move for the City man. Do Liverpool fans think that Johnson could be an Anfield star of the future?