Liverpool are determined not to lose Javier Mascherano to Inter Milan without a fight.

The Mirror says Rafa Benitez's first move when he is finally unveiled as Inter Milan manager today will be to return to England and his former club in an attempt to steal Mascherano out of Anfield.

The Argentina captain has been offered a new £100,000 a week contract to stay at Liverpool, but if he refuses to sign then the Reds board will play hard-ball over the fee, by demanding £40million for the midfielder.