This is Anfield are reporting that Alonso has persuaded Madrid team-mate Nuri Sahin to chose Liverpool over Arsenal and is set to complete his loan move to the Merseyside club later tonight or tomorrow. If true, this could help attract even more top players to Anfield before the transfer window closes in just 16 days time.
Club captain Steven Gerrard has told the Liverpool Echo that he and his team-mates feel the return of Brazilian midfielder, Lucas Leiva will galvanise the Liverpool squad. This is a statement echoed by Brendan Rodgers who has said Lucas will be central to his plans this year. After injuring his cruciate ligaments in a League Cup match against Chelsea last November, the player would not feature for the rest of the season and was sorely missed by the players and fans alike as form started to dip.
Daniel Agger has said how he does not want to leave Liverpool for Manchester City but has admitted that there is one club who could tempt him away from Anfield - Barcelona. The Daily Mail quotes the Liverpool defender as saying if the Spanish giants came calling then he would find it very difficult to stay on Merseyside and quite frankly, who could blame him?
The Sun reports how Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of how he will under no circumstances, pay over the odds for any player. Using the recent fiasco at Glasgow Rangers as an example, Rodgers has said he will not bankrupt the club just to achieve immediate success. With the club so far behind the top four, will the fans fully understand the boss' stance?
Rodgers has also explained how the Red's recent lack of European action is making it difficult to bring in new players, as reported in the Metro. The club haven't done too bad so far though, as they have brought in Borini and Allen as they still chase Sahin, Tello and Dempsey of Fulham.
There is a question-mark over the future of former hero, Xabi Alonso. The Real Madrid midfielder has reportedly said he will not be signing an extension with the Spanish champions, Talk Sport has a look at some of the clubs Alonso could leave the Bernabeu for, including Liverpool. Alonso would fit so well into manager Rodgers' way of thinking and it would be pretty hard to find a Liverpool fan who wouldn't welcome Alonso back to Anfield with open arms, although Madrid letting him go remains highly unlikely.
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