Liverpool have set their sights on Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United according to the morning papers. Brendan Rodgers is apparently eyeing up a summer move for the French winger and will consider using Andy Carroll in part exchange to get the deal done.
Luis Suarez will clarify his future with Liverpool this summer. Suarez has scored 17 goals in 24 matches which has attracted the interest of some huge clubs including an imminent bid of £40 million from Bayern Munich. However, he is expected to fully commit himself to the club.
Borussia Dortmund winger Kevin Grosskreutz has cast doubt over a move to Anfield by signing a new contract with the German champions. Liverpool were heavily tipped to sign him in the summer earlier this season but the news suggests he’s not going anywhere for at least a couple of years.
Joe Allen says he will prove to Liverpool and the club’s fans that he is worth the money the club paid for him. Brendan Rodgers signed him in a £14 million deal just after he had become manager of the club. Allen joined Rodgers in making the switch from Swansea City to Liverpool.
Dynamo Moscow have revealed that Liverpool tried to sign midfielder Balazs Dzsudzsak last month. Dynamo have confirmed that Liverpool made an approach to take the player on loan but the Russian club rejected the move as they were only interested in a permanent deal.
Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike has issued a come and get me plea to Liverpool. The forward says he dreams of a move to the Premier League with Liverpool strongly rumoured as one of the clubs that have been scouting him over the last few weeks.
Liverpool have a fight on their hands if they want to land Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. West Ham have come into the reckoning for the Ivory Coast striker following the news of a new sponsorship deal for the Hammers which will see a minimum of £3 million pumped into the team per year.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas says he is looking forward to helping Philippe Coutinho adjust to life in England. Coutinho has just completed a high profile move from Inter Milan and Lucas, a fellow Brazilian, will be urged to help him settle in by easing communication problems.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has said he’s fully behind Standard Chartered’s latest charity campaign. Gerrard has been involved actively in a high number of projects which are aimed at tackling avoidable blindness issues in developing countries around the world.
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