Liverpool will watch how winger Adam Hammill gets on in pre-season training before making a decision on whether his future lies at Anfield.
Barnsley are waiting in the wings to sign the 21-year-old after he impressed during a loan spell at Oakwell last season, but revealed today they are waiting on Benitez to make a decision on the youngster.
Barnsley manager Simon Davey told the BBC, “I’ve made an offer, but they want to look at him during pre-season.
“We know we can wait on Adam because he’s not going to kill the budget if he signs two days before the season.”
“We are getting our ducks in a row just case the answer is a negative one.”