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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will not be joining Manchester City according to City boss Roberto Mancini. Mancini has confirmed recent reports linking them with a move for the Liverpool front man are not true and are the subject of media fabrication. He says City don’t need the striker.

Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling are set to start the match against Wigan Athletic this weekend having both started for England against Sweden during the week. Glen Johnson is also expected to start at right back with Daniel Agger playing with a slight knock in the centre of defence.

Liverpool are ready to sell winger Stewart Downing after fresh reports suggest the club are happy to let him leave. Downing has not been a prominent figure in the Liverpool first team this season as he has been surpassed by the youthful Raheem Sterling for both club and country.

Derby County manager Nigel Clough has confirmed that Liverpool scouts have been watching attacking midfielder Will Hughes. However, he has also pointed out that the club have not received any bids for the player and will demand a transfer fee of around £4 million if anyone wants to prise him away from Derby.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Luis Suarez will only get better as he revels in the limelight. Suarez is the only high profile striker Liverpool have on their books who is currently playing week in and week out and Rodgers says he expects him to get even better over the rest of the season.

Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Raheem Sterling has learned a lot from playing against Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker scored four goals against England in mid-week including one of the greatest international goals of all time. Sterling was making his debut for England and Rodgers insists the experience was beneficial.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Liverpool youth trio Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Suso. The Liverpool legend says he has been impressed by the way they have all taken to the first team this season and insists it can be extremely beneficial for the club.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has suggested Liverpool would have been better off appointing current West Brom boss Steve Clarke as their new manager ahead of Brendan Rodgers. Clarke snapped up the West Brom position which is his first official coaching role as the boss of a Premier League side.

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