Liverpool latest: Including Europa League team news and Skrtel's future

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Brendan Rodgers will not be taking key players Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez to Russia for the Europa League game against Anzhi. Both players have been prominent for the club in all competitions this season and will be given a well earned rest by the Liverpool boss who will make a host of changes for the match.

Liverpool central defender Martin Skrtel has revealed he will not leave the club for Russian side Anzhi. The mega rich Russians are thought to be tracking Skrtel with a view to making a bid in January. However, he has ruled out any move away from Anfield and has said that he is committed to the club.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has pledged to help striker Luis Suarez by signing attacking support in January. Liverpool have been without a second striker ever since Fabio Borini was injured away on international duty with Italy. Rodgers has stated the club will be bringing in players.

Liverpool transfer target Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has refused to comment on speculation over his future. The Dutch striker and current club Schalke are thought to be struggling to agree on a new contract which could lead to bid for the striker in January. Recent reports have revealed Liverpool as one of the clubs interested.

Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby has played down rumours linking him with a big money move to Liverpool in January. Holtby has said he is a Schalke player and not interested in Liverpool with his agents ready to fend off any media conquest to try and unsettle the player.

Lille coach Rudi Garcia has said he would take back midfielder Joe Cole if it was economically possible. Cole has been out of favour since he returned to Liverpool and Garcia has said the play maker is a perfect fit for French football which is why he wouldn’t hesitate to have the player back.

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has urged the club to splash the cash in January to sign Arsenal front man Theo Walcott. Walcott may seek a move away from North London as he wants to play in a striker role with a £15 million fee being talked about which Liverpool could afford.

Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi has revealed he is desperate to show Liverpool fans how good he can be. The Moroccan has been in and out of the Liverpool team this season but has insisted he is learning from better players each day and improving all the time.

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