Liverpool are set to make a string of changes to their side as they look to bounce back against Anzhi in the Europa League. Liverpool come off the back of a home defeat against Udinese in the tournament and there will be changes in all areas of the team with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Raheem Sterling and others rested.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has described the centre back pairing of Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel as the new Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia. Agger and Skrtel have been the main defenders in the middle of Liverpool’s defence and are popular stars at the Anfield club.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has admitted that he will not rule out any good offer from any club. Liverpool were linked to Muller in reports last April but Bayern Munich are demanding around the £20 million mark for one of their key players. Muller could be a long term replacement for Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool defender Jose Enrique is desperate to get back to full fitness after a long spell out with injury. The Spanish full back has been on the verge of a return to the first team for a number of weeks and is keen to show boss Brendan Rodgers that he can feature heavily in his plans for the Merseyside club.
Liverpool have joined the race to sign Manchester United and Manchester City target Victor Wanyama. The Celtic teenager has been in breathtaking form for his club side so far this season and reports have suggested that a bidding war could develop when the January transfer window opens.
Liverpool are set to offer a one week trial to South Korean striker Jang Hyun-Soo. With the club short on attacking options and Brendan Rodgers’ willingness to develop youth players, Jang seems the ideal candidate to win himself a longer and more permanent deal at the club for the rest of the season.
Liverpool are thought to be monitoring the situation of Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet. Manager Brendan Rodgers has shown an eagerness to develop his youth players which means continuing to bring the best young players to the club from all over Europe. Anderlect have dismissed the speculation.
Some sections of the media are linking Liverpool with a move for 18-year-old Finnish striker Joel Pohjanpalo. Brendan Rodgers has made it no secret that he is looking to bring in a constant supply of talented players and the front man has already represented his country at Under-21 level.
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