There is a growing feeling inside Anfield that it may be the right time to sell one of their star duo Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.

The Daily Mail says opinion is split over whether it might make financial sense to cash in on at least one of the stars if it allows the club to make several new signings.

Javier Mascherano, Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson are the other players manager Rafa Benitez would be loath to lose, although problems over agreeing a new contract with Mascherano have left the Liverpool boss with no option but to consider sacrificing the Argentina midfielder to try and raise transfer funds.

Benitez is believed to be working to a budget of £4-5m.