Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is convinced he can persuade David Silva to quit Valencia for Anfield this summer.

The Sun says Benitez hopes he has an ace up his sleeve in chief scout Eduardo Macia, who has close links to Silva, 22.

Macia was working with Valencia's youngsters when Silva broke through. The scout helped him get a loan move to Eibar, which set him on the road to glory at Celta Vigo and then back with Valencia.