Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hoping they can make the best of their deadwood in the summer after the Daily Mirror revealed that they will try and swap Rickie Lambert as part of a swap deal for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
The Belgian forward is one of Liverpool’s top priorities in the up and coming transfer window but they know their main competition will be Chelsea.
But Brendan Rodgers will hope he can use Lambert as bait to help win over Villa if they also offer an acceptable amount of money.
Lambert was subject to plenty of rumours in January but decided to stay at Anfield.
Crystal Palace and Villa were linked with the Liverpudlian and he has also been linked with promoted club Bournemouth, which would see him return to the South Coast.
Tim Sherwood has made it absolutely clear that Benteke is going nowhere in the summer but may be if they are offered a proven striker in return, he may choose to offload his talisman.