- You wake up in the morning, had a simple breakfast and turned-on the computer. Scroll the football pages and YEAHHHH... there's some good news. Liverpool is eyeing for David Silva, one of the most interesting player in a Spanish outfit that worked wonders in the Euro 2008.
- Albeit it's just a speculation because it would need lots and lots of persuasion to convince Valencia and the player himself to join us (having half of his Spanish teammates in Anfield would be a plus factor). If it's too expensive, surely Rafa would be pissed-off. And there's another issue of other clubs that are chasing him too like the oil rich Man.City and the ever-popular Real Madrid. I hope Rafa's credential would convince Silva that his future would be with Liverpool.
- David Josué Jiménez Silva (born 8 January 1986 in Arguineguin, Las Palmas) is a Spanish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Valencia CF and the Spanish national team. A versatile and skilled player, Silva is capable of playing on either side of midfield, or as a traditional number 10. A player of slight build, he is often compared to Pablo Aimar, the player he replaced at Valencia, also donning Aimar's trademark number 21.
- Silva made his professional debut in 2004-05 at Segunda División's SD Eibar, on loan from Valencia CF, playing 35 league games and scoring on 5 occasions. In the following season he was again loaned, to Celta de Vigo, where he played 34 matches scoring 4 goals. After two late substitute appearances, the first in a 2-0 home win over Málaga CF, on August 28, 2005, Silva finished as an undisputed starter, as the Galician side reached the UEFA Cup straight from the second-tier.
- On June 21, 2007, Silva signed a seven-year contract at Valencia, further cementing his place as one of the club's leading players and brightest prospects, alongside David Villa, Joaquin Sanchez, Vicente Rodriguez, Manuel Fernandes, Juan Mata and Raúl Albiol. In two seasons combined, he only missed six matches while netting 14 goals (his first coming on November 5, 2006, in a 1-1 draw at RCD Espanyol).
- After not having appeared in the first three months of 2008-09 due to an ankle ailment, Silva returned to the call-ups in mid-December. On January 3, 2009, he scored twice in a 3-1 home win over Atlético de Madrid.
- If Silva does comes in, who in the current squad must leave then?
UPDATED 27 MARCH 2009:
But Liverpool boss Benitez has ruled out a move for the 23-year-old and told Liverpoolfc.tv: 'We will not be signing him.'
However the Spaniard insists the club is looking at identifying potential targets for next season.