Liverpool latest: Including Sow and Diakite

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Sir Bernard Ingham, a former aid of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has suggested the Hillsborough disaster was the fault of Liverpool supporters. He maintains the view that Liverpool fans turning up late to the game in 1989 was the main reason behind the away end overflowing, causing the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.

Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder could be holding out for an offer to join Liverpool. The Dutchman has failed to commit to a new contract at Inter and does not appear keen to agree to a deal to join Turkish side Galatasaray. The only stumbling block could be his unreasonable wage demands.

Liverpool target Josip Ilicic will not be leaving Palermo this January according to his agent. Liverpool were thought to be in a battle with Spurs to sign the play maker but they may now have to wait until the end of the season, before they can put in a formal approach.

Modibo Diakite has rejected a new contract from Lazio, fuelling speculation that he will try and force a move to Liverpool this winter. His agent has confirmed that Liverpool have been in touch over a possible move and the fee being quoted in the press is £5 million.

Victor Valdes has rejected rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool or any other Premier League side. Talks over a new deal at the Nou Camp seem to have reached a stalling point with the press suggesting that Liverpool were happy to offer him a way out in place of Pepe Reina.

Fresh reports have suggested that Liverpool are a step closer to launching a £10 million bid for French striker Moussa Sow. Sow is currently playing for Fenerbahce but has been linked with a move to Anfield since virtually when the January transfer window opened.

Liverpool have suggested they were right to snub a deal to sign Clint Dempsey last summer. The former Fulham man was offered to the club for around £6 million on the final day of the window but Liverpool turned it down and started the season with only two key strikers.

Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann has suggested Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge could form one of the best strike partnerships in the club’s history. Sturridge joined in a £12 million deal from Chelsea as soon as the January transfer window opened.

Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre has suggested the club have the best balanced squad in the entire Premier League. Ayre has suggested Liverpool have the perfect blend in terms of squad cover and the mix between youth players and more experienced players.

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