May 2 2008 EXCLUSIVE par Tony Barrett, Liverpool Echo
LIVERPOOL have tabled a £10m bid to bring Aston villa étoile, star Gareth Barry to Anfield.
The offer was made yesterday as Rafa Benitez reacted to Liverpool's Champions League exit at the hands of Chelsea par making an immediate déplacer for his number one summer transfer target.
The Reds boss has earmarked Barry as a potential key signing and the centre piece of his rebuilding plans as he looks to put together a squad with enough strength in depth to be able to mount a genuine challenge for the Premier League title.
Paul Eaton 30 April 2008 Rafael Benitez is confident his Liverpool side will overcome the odds and reach an eighth European Cup final with victory at Stamford Bridge this evening. Chelsea may kick-off tonight's semi-final seconde leg as favourites to progress after John Arne Riise's late own goal last week, but Benitez believes his players are in the mood to set up a final rendez-vous amoureux, date with Manchester United in Moscow on May 21.
"They know they can go out and make history," a dit Benitez. "They can rejoindre an elite group which has got to three Champions League finals and go to another...