Liverpool latest: Including Darikwa and Williams links

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Liverpool may have to wait until the end of the season if they are interested in signing Celtic striker Gary Hooper. Hooper has been linked with a move to Anfield in the last few days but seems intent on staying at Celtic for the second half of the season due to their Champions League commitments.

Liverpool have been given fresh hope if they are interested in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis. French media sources are suggesting that Lyon will try and force the striker out due to tension between himself and high ranking officials at the Ligue 1 giants. He is expected to be sold in the summer.

Liverpool remain ranked among the top ten richest clubs in the world. Liverpool came in ninth on the Deloitte list of the clubs that generate the biggest income each season. Real Madrid and Barcelona hold the first and second positions with five Premier League clubs in the top ten.

Liverpool are thought to be locked in a battle with Arsenal to sign Swansea City captain Ashley Williams. Williams’ impressive performances and leadership skills this season have led to many media sources suggesting an £8 million bid from Liverpool is imminent.

Liverpool have missed out in their pursuit of Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente. Llorente has chosen a move to Juventus over any side in the Premier League after revealing that he would not be staying on at Athletic Bilbao beyond the current season.

Liverpool have been linked with a £2 million bid for Chesterfield midfielder Tendayi Darikwa. TalkSport has suggested that Liverpool have been scouting the 21-year-old winger along with Merseyside rivals Everton. Chesterfield’s chief executive has said they would not stop him from leaving.

Liverpool could sign Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland in a cheaper deal than first thought. Butland’s agent has accused the club of pricing the ‘keeper out of a dream move to one of the biggest sides in the Premier League and with Pepe Reina likely to leave, a move to Anfield could be on the cards.

Stewart Downing says he is enjoying life at Anfield and is pleased to have turned his form around. Downing did not feature at the start of the season but he’s become a first team regular after recent impressive performances playing as a left winger and left sided fullback.

Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann has suggested that striker Daniel Sturridge is more suited to Liverpool than previous clubs Manchester City and Chelsea. Sturridge has been an instant success at the club since completing a £12 million move from Chelsea at the start of January.

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