Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wants to make two big signings in January.

The Times says Benitez is eager to make at least two high-profile signings during the January transfer window - a centre half, such as Ezequiel Marcelo Garay, of Racing Santander, and a striker.

The need for a new centre forward is all the greater given his eagerness to offload Peter Crouch, who has fallen dramatically down the pecking order.