Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez hopes to have the signatures of Peter Crouch and Sami Hyypia on new contracts well before the end of this season.

"Yes, we have started but we are a little bit busy right now (with all the games)! We'll give it time," Benitez told

"I'd like it to be clear with both players before the end of the season. That would be better for them and better for us."