Liverpool FC have made an approach for Stewart Downing.
Sky Sports News is reporting that the Reds’ officials have contacted Aston Villa about the availability of the winger.
Kenny Dalglish said this weekend that he was going to speak to the owners about any possible transfers and it now seems like NESV are willing to give their new manager money to spend.
It is clear that Liverpool need attacking players as they have struggled to score goals this season.
Downing is renowned for his ability to cross and could create a good partnership with Fernando Torres, who is a good header of the ball.
The 26-year-old can also score goals himself, with five already this season.
It is not known what was Villa’s response to the inquiry, but if Liverpool offer a considerable amount for the player, they could be tempted to go ahead with it.
The funds could then be used by Gerard Houllier on transfers or help to lower the club’s debts.
Downing himself would probably not say no to a move to Anfield, where he would arguably have more chance of winning trophies than at Villa.