LIVERPOOL want Robbie Keane to wear their famous No 7 shirt next season. Kop boss Rafa Benitez plans a £20million player-plus-cash offer involving wantaway striker Peter Crouch. But Tottenham have resisted the first tentative Anfield approach for striker Keane. Spurs told the Reds they would be wasting their time making a formal bid for the Irish ace. That will not dissuade Benitez, who has decided a forward line of Keane and Fernando Torres is the key to an improved domestic campaign. Benitez is prepared to restructure his tactical plans to accommodate Keane by pushing Steven Gerrard back into his favoured central midfield role. Keane’s loyalty to Spurs will be tested now Benitez’s interest is public. The 27-year-old, who has been at White Hart Lane since 2002, is settled in North London. Heroes But he will be tempted at the prospect of Champions League football and the honour of taking the jersey of one of his boyhood heroes, Kenny Dalglish. Liverpool are the only English club which can tug so strongly at the ex-Leeds man’s heartstrings as he is known to be a supporter. Despite an excellent relationship with the Spurs hierarchy, the possibility of a takeover will also be playing on his mind. England hitman Crouch, 27, may prove key to a deal but he is also a target for Portsmouth, Newcastle and Manchester City. Pompey had a £9m bid rejected earlier this week, while Toon hope the lure of playing alongside Michael Owen will give them an edge. If former Spurs trainee Crouch does not fancy a move to his old club, Liverpool will look to buy Keane outright. http://blogs.notw.co.uk/sport/2008/06/rafa-wants-robb.html Complete bollocks methinks but it's a link never the less.