Darren Bent could be an £18 million target for Liverpool this January as he has voiced his frustrations about life at Aston Villa. The England international has been routinely left on the bench by Villa boss Paul Lambert who seems reluctant to start him in any games. Bent has described the situation as extremely frustrating and Liverpool could provide a way out as they seek additional attacking fire power.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that the club will be looking to extend the contract of midfielder Suso by the end of the season. The Spanish play maker has featured in the last few games for Liverpool and is a player Rodgers has admitted to liking. His current deal runs out at the end of this season which means he could join another side for free unless Liverpool can get him to sign on.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club is looking to extend the contracts of many youth players after the effect they have had in recent matches. Talks are planned with defender Andre Wisdom and Rodgers has confirmed the club are already working out a new deal for winger Rahim Sterling. Rodgers has injected many new youth players into his team since the 5-3 away win in the Europa League against Young Boys.
Brendan Rodgers has said that it is far too soon to say whether the club will be able to keep Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin. Sahin is currently on loan from the Spanish champions and Rodgers has revealed that he is not in a position to say whether Sahin will stay or not. Sahin has been a key figure in the recent revival of Liverpool and he has played strong roles in the recent matches against Manchester United and Norwich City.
Joe Cole has returned to competitive action for Liverpool as he opened the scoring in an Under-21s match against Fulham which the side won 3-0. Cole has been struggling with little injury problems since he returned to Liverpool in the summer. He spent most of last season away on loan at French top division club Lille. He was one of three players allowed to appear for the Under-21s over the age of 21.
Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has revealed that he is nursing a persistent knee injury as he wants to keep his place in the side. Enrique picked up the knock in the opening Premier League match of the season, which Liverpool lost 3-0 away to West Brom. Enrique has said that he has pain running down the side of his knee but insists he is on top of the injury and will not let it get worse.
The agent of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has revealed that the player wanted to return to Roma in the summer. Rodgers was able to sign the forward based on their relationship during his time as manager of Swansea City. Borini’s agent has claimed that had it been any other club and any other manager then the striker would have returned home to Italy.
Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has revealed that he has apologised to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Shelvey was sent off in the 2-1 defeat Liverpool suffered in the Anfield clash, which he felt was influenced by a number of United players. Shelvey gestured towards the United manager as he left the field but has stated that Ferguson accepted his apology and everyone will move on.