Benitez has Liverpool checking on Middlesbrough's Cattermole

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is weighing up a shock move for Middlesbrough youngster Lee Cattermole.

The Daily Mail says Benitez has instructed his scouts to take a look at the £5million-rated 19-year-old with a view to a summer swoop.

Benitez is believed to admire Cattermole's tough-tackling approach and, wary of the need for an even bigger squad next season when he will be able to name seven substitutes, the Spanish manager appears keen to add some young, British talent to his multi-national squad.

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