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Liverpool latest: Sturridge imminent and more to follow?

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Liverpool host Sunderland tomorrow night (2/1) in a 7.45pm kick-off at Anfield. The Reds go into the game off of a comfortable 3-0 win away to QPR and will hope to get 2013 off to a positive start. 

Brendan Rodgers has commented today that he is hoping to thrive on the expectation at Anfield, but wants to be judged only on his first season when the season nears its end and not before. He also gave his full backing to owners FSG with the tricky business of the transfer window now open. "The support the club will give us will be excellent. The owners have been great and I have no complaints in terms of where we are as a club at this time."

The Telegraph report Liverpool are pressing ahead with a loan move for PSG striker Kevin Gameiro, who is a France international who cost £9 million just two summers ago. His playing time has been reduced at the French club by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the Reds are hoping to bring him on board this January.

Daniel Sturridge's long awaited switch from Chelsea is said to be just a case of signing on the dotted line, the Telegraph also confirm, with a fee agreed for the striker of £12 million and medical also passed. If the deal is completed in the next 24 hours, it is likely it will still be too late to see him play against Sunderland tomorrow.

Liverpool's negotiations for Thomas Ince however are said to have stalled, with the Reds having set their bidding limit for the player at £4 million and refusing to go higher. The player is said to have his 'heart set' on a move to Merseyside, but with his contract up in the summer, Liverpool are willing to wait it out if necessary.

The Mirror claim Brendan Rodgers could end Nuri Sahin's loan deal at the club early, with the Turkish midfielder only enjoying fleeting success at Liverpool so far. The paper claims Liverpool could use the extra funds from his wages to bring in another player this month, and even suggest Inter Milan's wantaway playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

Harry Redknapp is determined to sign Joe Cole for QPR, say The Metro and take him off Liverpool's hands, but the Hoops manager insists a deal must be done 'on the cheap'. Cole would have to drop his wages, and Redknapp says he is yet to speak to Brendan Rodgers about a deal, but intends to.

Another move suggested by the Telegraph is one which could see Sebastien Coates leave Anfield on loan. Serie A clubs Napoli, Juventus, Lazio are among those interested.

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