Benitez tells Italian giants to forget about making £20 million bid for midfielder

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has today told Serie A side Lazio to forget about making any bid for Reds midfielder Javier Mascherano. The Italian giants have been linked with a £20 million January move for Mascherano in recent days as speculation over the player's future at the club has come into question.

The Argentine international has found it hard to keep his place in the Liverpool starting eleven due to the great form of Xabi Alonso. The 24-year old has become a real favourite at Anfield since his move from fellow Premier League side West Ham last year. Mascherano's agent, Walter Tamer failed to rule out a move to Lazio when he was questioned about the situation earlier in the week.

This can only be good news for Liverpool fans. They need to keep hold of their best players if they are to have a chance of winning the title this season and Mascherano is certainly one of them. I have been a little bit disappointed not to of seen more of him this campaign, but you can't blame Benitez for sticking with Alonso because he has been terrific

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  1. okabbar said,
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    on 10:19 p.m.