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Nuri Sahin may return to the Liverpool starting eleven this weekend for the home match against Southampton. Sahin has been warming the bench in recent weeks and could be included following Liverpool’s away defeat to Spurs during the mid-week fixtures.

Lucas could return to the Liverpool side for the weekend match against Southampton. The Brazilian has been out of action since the start of the season with a thigh injury but he is set to return to the team after returning to training and taking part in youth team matches.

Lucas says he is looking forward to a return to the Liverpool team this weekend. The Brazilian returns for the match against Southampton and has revealed his frustration at being kept out of the side this season due to a thigh problem. He has said he will be patient as he waits for his starting place.

New QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he likes Joe Cole as a player but has not made any approach for the midfielder. Cole has failed to hold down a regular place in the Liverpool first team this season with links suggesting a possible move back to London for the play maker.

Liverpool midfielder Suso has got himself into trouble after comments about a teammate on Twitter. Suso described defender Jose Enrique as ‘gay’ because the Spaniard had his teeth whitened. Suso also suggested that Enrique does more away from the pitch than he does on it.

The agent of Wilfried Bony has confirmed that Liverpool have made contact with Vitesse Arnhem over the striker. Dutch newspapers have suggested that Liverpool have come in with an offer of around £15 million for the player and will be willing to put the player on a lucrative contract.

Bafetimbi Gomis has become the latest striker linked with a move to Liverpool. The Lyon front man is thought to be available although it would require Liverpool splashing the cash on a hefty transfer fee. Reports confirm Liverpool sent scouts to watch him play in a recent Ligue 1 match.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has said Raheem Sterling would be very foolish not to sign a new contract with the club. Liverpool are waiting for Sterling to turn 18 so he can sign a professional deal which has prompted rumours that other clubs could come in and offer Sterling a larger wage packet.

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