Apparently, Rafa is looking at these three players in particular, with a view to new signings either in January or next summer.
Tottenham Hotspur are bracing themselves for a £10million bid from Liverpool for Gareth Bale and Liverpool are keen on Zamalek striker Amr Zaki, who is on fire for Wigan Athletic in a loan spell. (fansfc.com)
Spain and Valencia central defender/defensive midfielder Raul Albiol (23) is tracked by both Arsenal and Liverpool, but he could decide to stay at Valencia and extend his contract beyond 2011. (transfermarketweb.com)
Of the three, I would earmark Gareth Bale as the one who would really be a good purchase by the Merseyside outfit. The Tottenham youngster has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, but Rafa could really do with the former Southampton man, given the average performances of late from Aurelio and Dossena.
Zaki is a fine player, but I am not sure he is up to Liverpool’s standards, and it would be too naïve to base a bid for the player on such a short period of success. Albiol is a pretty good player also, but I feel that Rafa has enough in the way of central midfielders, but the Spaniard could be the kind of cover the club needs at centre back, especially if Hyypia leaves the club in the summer. Of these three, who would the fans most like to see at the club?