Liverpool are eyeing Swansea City pair Joe Allen and Scott Sinclair.

The Daily Mail says Swans manager Brendan Rodgers is desperate to keep hold of the core of his team and Liverpool are understood to be biding their time over a move for Allen.

The same can't be said for Sinclair with the Reds already tabling a £5million bid for the player.

The former Chelsea man's pace has been one of the most devastating aspects of Swansea's rise into the top half of the table, and he, like Allen, fit the young British mould favoured by Kenny Dalglish.

Sinclair has proved himself capable of coping at the highest level, too, showing a cool head of penalty duty, most recently against Arsenal.