Liverpool latest: Including Gerrard delight and move for Sanchez

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his delight at the news that the club will be staying at Anfield. It was announced yesterday that Liverpool would spend £150 million redeveloping Anfield as opposed to building a new stadium. Gerrard has said Liverpool’s home ground can become one of the best stadiums in the world after the work is completed.

Reports have started to emerge linking Liverpool with Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez and Atletico Madrid forward Arda Turan. Liverpool’s lack of power and options up front means the club is bound to sign one or two attacking players in the January transfer window. Either player would cost the club a decent sum of money which may restrict any move in light of the news about the Anfield redevelopment.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has confirmed that there will be no naming rights with the Anfield redevelopment. The club are to spend £150 million turning Anfield into a 60,000 capacity stadium and there were worries that naming rights would be sold to fit the bill. However, Ayre has said the ground will remain known as Anfield.

Steven Gerrard has stated that there are no excuses for bad behaviour whether it’s at club level or international level. Gerrard was speaking after it was revealed that the FA will be launching a new code of conduct to curb the behaviour of professional players who speak out against authority and governing bodies in football via social media.

Liverpool will reap the benefits of Jonjo Shelvey’s inclusion in the England squad according to former striker John Aldridge. Aldridge believes the experience will give Shelvey the confidence and belief to maintain his form at the club and he also thinks it will make him more determined to have an impact in the red of Liverpool.

Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has revealed that he feels he owes a lot to Liverpool fans. There was much hard feeling after Torres left the club in a £50 million deal to join Chelsea. He has revealed that he will always hold a soft spot for Liverpool and also admits that he was delighted to hear the recent news surrounding the truth coming out about the Hillsborough disaster.

Poland legend Zbigniew Boniek has said that on loan Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is a worse player than his eight-year-old Grandson. Carroll is currently on loan at West Ham United and the former Poland player has criticised Carroll’s game saying that his only advantage is his height and that he lacks the skill of his Grandchild. It is unclear whether Carroll will return to the club at the end of the season.

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