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The big news out of Liverpool today is that the club have made a surprise swoop for Norwegian defender Vegard Forren. The international is signing from champions Molde, where he has won the title two years running under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Everton and Fulham were both interested in the defender, and the 24-year-old is travelling to complete a medical this evening. The deal is suspected to cost the club around £4 million.
The Reds are also said to be targeting Bolton attacker Lee Young-Pyo. The midfielder is highly rated but missed Wanderers relegation season with a broken leg and has been bouncing back in the Championship this season, scoring five goals so far.
Another player Liverpool have been linked with, this time far more spuriously is Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, as a replacement for Pepe Reina, report The Metro. Valdes is yet to sign a new deal with the club, but sources in Spain suggest he has no desire to leave just yet.
Ian Ayre has confirmed there are funds available for new additions, despite concerns expressed by fans over the Reds haggling for Tom Ince, a situation which has shown no developments today. Ayre said it is up to Rodgers to identify the targets, and for the club to try their best to move on them.
Brendan Rodgers maintains that despite being 24 points behind rivals Manchester United following their narrow 2-1 defeat yesterday, the side are not '24 points behind in quality'. What do you think, is he right or does the table never lie?
Daniel Sturridge has been praised for his contribution and link-up play in the Express, with the striker now having two goals in two games for his new club.
Dani Pacheco issued a reminder to Rodgers as to his abilities this afternoon with a winner in an under-21 game against Southampton. Liverpool won the game 1-0.
Nuri Sahin, who left the club on Friday to rejoin Borussia Dortmund, has denied reports there was a rift between himself and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. The Turkish midfielder said that Gerrard has in fact helped him mature as a player and thanked everybody at Anfield for helping him enjoy his time there.
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