Rafa Benitez wants Emile Heskey back at Liverpool
Published 23:45 22/12/09 By David Maddock
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Rafa Benitez will be allowed to buy two players next month – and he wants Emile Heskey back at Anfield as one of them.
The Liverpool boss has come under sustained pressure following a dreadful first half of the season.
But Benitez will be offered backing by the board, proof he still has a future at the club.
Star striker Fernando Torres last night admitted the situation was bleak, as he said: “I think it is really difficult because I think we don’t have money to bring in the best players – and obviously we need players.
“But if we can bring in quality players, it should be really positive for us.”
Heskey scored 60 goals in four years at Liverpool before being sold in the summer of 2004 – a month before Benitez took over.
With the World Cup looming and his starting position at Aston Villa far from guaranteed, the England striker could be attracted back to the club.
Benitez admires Heskey’s unselfish approach and feels he could provide the perfect foil for Torres.
Benitez has also looked at Ruud van Nistelrooy and Italy international Luca Toni as alternatives.
He wants a wide player, and is considering a move for Celtic’s Aiden McGeady, available for about £8million. Also on the radar is Holland winger Eljero Elia, who could be prised away from Hamburg for £10m and Turkish flyer Arda Turan.
Benitez may have up to £15m to spend as he allows up to four players to leave in the transfer window, with Ryan Babel chief among his saleable assets.
He can also try to raise funds by selling Italy defender Andrea Dossena, Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin and Swiss full-back Philipp Degen.
Liverpool have dismissed suggestions that Saudi tycoon Prince Faisal bin Fahd Bin Abdullah al Saud is close to agreeing a deal to buy a stake in the club.
The member of the Saudi royal family owns the F6 marketing group and has been invited as a guest to Liverpool’s Boxing Day match with Wolves by owner George Gillett.
But insiders claim no deal to sell any stake in the club is near, and the prince is not a serious contender to buy into Anfield.
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la solution peut venir de ces joueur cites
apparement on aurait 15 millions pour recruter
a ajouter a ca la vente de quelque joueurs(babel,voro,degen et dossena)
heskey tout depend du prix et van nistellroy pour moi seront 2 bon renfort en attaque
en ailier mcgeady et turan seront de tres bonne recrue
maintenant pouvont nous avoir les 4 la c'est moins sur