Aston Villa's Emile Heskey tops the list of players Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez wants to acquire during the January transfer window. Heskey was sold a month before Benitez took charge in 2004. His return to Anfield would be a boost to Spanish star Fernando Torres, who needs support up front.
Benitez may get more than $20 million to spend, and he also is looking at Celtic's Aiden McGeady, Hamburg's Dutch winger, Eljero Elia, and Turkish star Arda Turan of Galatasaray.
To help pay for the spending spree, Dutchman Ryan Babel could be put up for sale, along with Italian defender Andrea Dossena, Ukrainian striker Andriy Voronin and Swiss defender Philipp Degen.