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Liverpool targeting star trio – reports

John Henry checked his bank balance on his phone at Wembley and he’s promised Kenny transfer funds.

Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish, chairman Tom Werner, left, and owner John W Henry.
Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish, chairman Tom Werner, left, and owner John W Henry.
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LIVERPOOL ARE TARGETING highly rated trio Eden Hazard, Javi Martinez and Seydou Keita – according to a report.

Director of football Damien Comolli was at Wembley to see his club lift the Carling Cup on Sunday and confirmed that the club are watching several targets, with ‘a lot of players’ interested in joining the team in the off-season.

“There’s a very positive vibe around the club across Europe,” Comolli told the Daily Mirror.  ”A lot of players I know are very interested about joining the project because it’s a very interesting project.”

“We already know there are big players who want to join us next summer because they believe in the project. Everybody in Europe knows what Liverpool Football Club are trying to do.”

Lille attacker Hazard is highly sought-after across Europe, and he suggested earlier this year that he could make a move to the Premier League – in particular to Tottenham. Martinez is attracting rave reviews for his performances for Athletic Bilbao, and also for his starring role in the European Under-21 Championships with Spain last year.

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita is also touted as a potential target for the Anfield club. The Mali international has been at Camp Nou since his 2008 move from Sevilla. Liverpool owner, John Henry, said the cup win was only the first step in what his side are trying to accomplish. ”The supporters are used to a certain kind of excellence; to see that start to emerge at Wembley is great,” he said.

“But this is just a great first step in what we are trying to accomplish, in moving in the direction that we hope we would move. It’s about silverware, right, so it will help us build on every level and it’s what our players and our fans expect. We are still learning but that is what we want now – to build on every level.”

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