Liverpool see Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as a potential successor for Steven GerrardAS says although the Reds skipper is likely to play on for at least the next two years - until the 2014 World Cup - club chiefs are keen for any new recruit to be in place at least a season before the Anfield legend retires.

Liverpool scouts have been watching Athletic Bilbao star Herrera, after the 23-year-old impressed during the La Liga side's run to the Europa League final last year.