Liverpool icon Rush would love to see Valencia ace Villa at Anfield

Liverpool icon Ian Rush would love to see manager Rafa Benitez land Valencia striker David Villa.

In his column for the Liverpool Echo, Rushie wrote: "Top of the manager's list of priorities, undoubtedly, will be a striker, as we have looked short in the times when Torres has been out.

"David Ngog has performed admirably but has, perhaps, been found wanting too often.

"If money was no object, I'd go for Valencia's David Villa; he has a great rapport with Torres and scores goals for fun. It's just a shame he seems so settled in Spain."