Liverpool latest: Including Hamburg striker and Robinson call-up

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Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Hamburg striker Son Heung-Min according to reports. The striker has scored four goals for the club so far this season and could be a target for Liverpool in January as the club looks to add additional fire power to the squad. Son could be available at a much cheaper price to many other players that Brendan Rodgers has been tracking.

Liverpool defender Jack Robinson has been called up by England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce. Robinson is expected to feature in the squads for the European Championship play-off ties against Serbia. The first tie will be this Friday before the return in Serbia next week. He is one of four Liverpool players in the Under-21 squad.

Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Joe Allen after the midfield man was criticised by Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer. Shearer suggested that one of the problems for Liverpool in recent weeks has been that Allen is not trying to be creative enough. However, Rodgers has moved quickly to defend his playing by stating that Allen’s role in the team is to keep the ball.

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Liverpool. The German star signed for Real Madrid after the last World Cup but has been in and out of the tam while Jose Mourinho has been manager. Ozil insists he is fully focused on playing for the Spanish champions and says he knows nothing of any contact or interest from Liverpool.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his delight at England’s new training base at St. George’s Park. The project cost £105 million and will be home to all 24 England national teams. Gerrard says it will help England towards glory in the future and will also allow the players to recover in time for when they return to club duty after international breaks.

Liverpool have signed a commercial partnership deal with Turkish betting brand The deal is thought to be part of a move by Liverpool to break into the Turkish market where the club is already popular. The deal could go a long way towards helping Liverpool adhere to new UEFA Guidelines over fair spending.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says the tattoo across his right hand confirms his commitment to the club. Agger had the initials of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ tattooed across the knuckles on his right hand over the summer when rumours started to emerge that he was about to leave the club and seek football elsewhere. Agger says he is enjoying life under Brendan Rodgers and can’t see himself playing anywhere else.

Emin Altunay has said he is aiming to be Liverpool’s next Steven Gerrard after winning a place in Liverpool’s Academy through TV show Soccer Prince. The 16-year-old attacking midfielder held off the challenge of thousands of Turkish youngsters to land the prize and says his ultimate aim is to replace Gerrard in the side when the current captain retires.

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