Liverpool are launching a bid for Bolton Wanderers midfielder Mark Davies.

The Bolton News says Liverpool are understood to be preparing a £5million Reebok raid for Wanderers playmaker Davies.

After swelling his midfield ranks with his first summer signing, Keith Andrews, Owen Coyle faces a fight to keep hold of the 24-year-old, with Aston Villa also eyeing a move.

Sources on Merseyside claim Brendan Rogers is ready to test the water with a bid.