Rafa Benitez has refused to be drawn on the subject of Fernando Torres after the player was reported to be keen on a move to Liverpool in the summer.
The Atletico Madrid striker has attracted interest from several clubs although he has consistently played down reports about a possible move from Atletico.
Torres hinted at an affection for Liverpool when his captain’s armband fell loose to reveal an inscription of the Kop’s anthem ‘You’ll never walk alone’.
“It means our team is very famous all around the world,” Benitez told Sky Sports News, when quizzed on the significance of the words.
“We have about twenty names of players now, every one is thinking about one or a different one each week.”
When asked if Torres would be on his list of targets in the summer, again, Benitez was evasive.
“One of 125 players in the world.”
Meanwhile, it seems likely Jerzy Dudek, whose contract expires at the end of the season, will be leaving Liverpool.
“He is out of contract at the end of the season,” Benitez added.
“We were talking about him, and his future, and we expect him to leave at the end of the season, but he is perfectly prepared mentally to be in the squad at Chelsea.”