Liverpool won't give up on prising Robbie Keane away from Tottenham.

The Mirror says Spurs have tried to ward off Rafa Benitez's interest by valuing the Republic of Ireland striker at £20million.

But Benitez is prepared to be patient after Keane told friends he would love to join his boyhood club.

Anfield insiders claim their pursuit of Keane could turn into another saga like Gareth Barry, but Benitez will put up with more frustration if he ultimately lands his man.