Injury-hit Liverpool to go Dutch

LIVERPOOL boss Rafa Benitez is looking at Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Eljero Elia to help solve his Anfield crisis. (Mirror)Benitez has sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old midfielder this season and is desperate to strengthen his squad, despite him being under pressure to save his job.

LIVERPOOL boss Rafa Benitez is looking at Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Eljero Elia to help solve his Anfield crisis. (Mirror)

Benitez has sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old midfielder this season and is desperate to strengthen his squad, despite him being under pressure to save his job.

Under-fire Benitez has suggested agreeing a deal for Elia - who joined Hamburg from FC Twente for �7m in August - and then allowing him to stay in Germany until next summer as he is so keen to get him.

Elia has already broken into the Dutch national team and is being backed to be a regular in their World Cup line-up.


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