Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is being linked with Rafa Benitez's Liverpool job.

The People says O'Neill is high on the Anfield wish list - Jurgen Klinsmann also features - to replace Benitez, who held clear-the-air talks with Liverpool co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett yesterday.

The Spaniard admitted last week he was seeking funds for a new defensive signing next month.