Benitez upbeat on transfer targets

Rafael Benitez is confident Liverpool will still be able to attract high-class signings this summer despite the absence of Champions League football next season and doubts remaining about his future at the club.

"Liverpool is a massive club and can attract top-class players because of their name and their history and the quality we have in the squad," Benitez said. "Always we have targets in mind. We have been working and preparing the targets and every year is the same."

Although interest from Juventus in the Liverpool manager has died off after they turned to Luigi del Neri, who resigned as Sampdoria coach on Monday, there are still options for Benitez to leave Anfield. He has been linked with a move to Italian champions Internazionale, who appear likely to lose Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid this summer.