Liverpool latest: Including Yesil and Agger

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All of the latest Liverpool FC news from the last 24 hours.

Defender Daniel Agger has signed a new long term Liverpool contract, drawing a line under the summer speculation which linked him with a move away from Anfield. The defender said he feels he belongs at the club and wants to play a key role in the team's future.

Young striker Samed Yesil is reported to have switched his allegiance to Turkey. Yesil has been a German youth international, recently playing and scoring for their under-19s. It is reported that Liverpool loan midfielder Nuri Sahin, a Turkish international, has helped influence his decision.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has called his team lazy after they lost 3-2 against Udinese in the Europa League. Liverpool dominated the statistics with over 70 per cent of possession and over 20 shots on goal but they conceded two goals quickly in the second half which saw them go 3-1 behind. Liverpool are now preparing for a home match against Stoke city this weekend.

However the manager is insistent the club will bounce back from their slow start in the Premier League and fight for a top four place, adding 'there is a long season ahead and it will bring us good results.

Liverpool legend David Fairclough has said that the Liverpool defence is letting the side down. Liverpool have been improving dramatically in recent weeks as an attacking unit but they have been conceding a lot of goals which have cost the side dear. Liverpool conceded three against Young Boys, two against Manchester United, two against Norwich City and three against Udinese.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has said that the side must learn from the defeat they suffered at the hands of Udinese. The midfielder says the side need to learn how to close out games and get results against tougher opposition teams in order to progress in Europe. Liverpool dominated the stats of the match but found themselves 3-1 down in the second half.

Liverpool defender Jack Robinson has said that the side will bounce back from the Udinese defeat against Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend. Robinson is one of the younger players who has come into the team under Brendan Rodgers and has managed to retain his place. He has admitted that the defence must do better to close out games in the future.

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has revealed that he would love to go back to the club in a coaching role. Fowler was one of the most prolific strikers during his time at the club and his goals have made him a legend with the Kop. He has admitted that he misses being involved with Liverpool and would relish any chance or approach to go back and coach at the club in the future.

Donegal manager Jimmy McGuinness could be about to join the Liverpool backroom staff under Brendan Rodgers. The move to bring the sports psychologist into the club is the latest staff related transfer that Liverpool have been linked with. Rodgers continues to build his backroom team following his departure from Swansea City to take the main job at Anfield.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said that he hasn’t given up on the chance of winning a major trophy during his time at Liverpool. Many pundits have said the one thing that will stop Gerrard from going down as a great of the English game is the fact that he has never won a Premier League title during his time at Anfield. Gerrard has lifted the European Cup as Liverpool skipper but admits he would relish title glory.

And finally, on HITC today we take a look at starlet Suso's expiring contract, and why Liverpool must act now to extend his current deal which expires in 2013.

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