Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is in the market for a new defender.

The Mirror says Benitez wants more cover at centre-half, knowing that should Jamie Carragher be injured his Premiership title chances would also go with him.

Reds chief Rick Parry said: "It was always the plan to get a lot of our transfer work done early in the summer because that gives the manager the maximum opportunity to settle players in.

"But we are far from finished doing business and if the right players come along then we are prepared to go and get them."