Manchester City's billionaire owners have set their sights and money for the Liverpoll duo - Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.
This season there has been a change.
After all of City's spending, they have managed to go above Liverpool in the table. After tonights 0-0 draw, it hasn't changed.
If Man. City get the pair, then the gap will get bigger. These two are the main men at Anfield, and if they move Liverpool will be deverstated.
Their price tag will give the reds a huge amount of money to spend in this summer's transfer window.
Last summer Liverpool rejected City's offer of £80 million for Torres, but they think boosting it up to £100 million this year might sway the reds into selling the Spainard.
City have gone up another level from the Kaka farce. Replacing Mark Hughes with Roberto Mancini gives far greater credibility to the club's aspirations for becoming a superpower in England and Europe.
A look at the Premier League table shows that City have the edge ove Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham and make it into the top four.
Torres is a big possibility, but it is less likely that Gerrard will follow.
Gerrard had the opportunity to move to Chelsea five years ago but turned it down.
He is turning 30 this year, so if he decides to stay a true red he may be saying goodbye to a Preier League Winners medal.
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