Liverpool latest: Including Skrtel and Wanyama

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The Express has reported that Liverpool are growing increasingly frustrated with centre back Martin Skrtel. Skrtel has recently been out of favour with manager Brendan Rodgers and hasn’t started league games regularly since the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Pepe Reina has reiterated his desire to remain at Liverpool for the rest of his career. The Spanish goalkeeper had been linked with a return home to Spain but he says he’s not interested in a move to Barcelona and wants to help Liverpool push forward in the foreseeable future.

Liverpool have been offered fresh hope of re-signing former player Xabi Alonso. The Real Madrid midfielder has reportedly refused to extend his contract with the club, which could force the club to find a buyer before it expires or they risk him walking away on a free contract.

Liverpool are thought to be right in the mix to sign Celtic star Victor Wanyama. Several national papers have suggested that Liverpool could bid for the player this summer but they face stiff competition from arch rivals Manchester United for his signature.

Brendan Rodgers has said he and his side have let their standards slip too often this season. Liverpool suffered a bad defeat to Southampton last weekend, after putting together a decent run of results which made it look as though a solid top four finish was possible.

Liverpool face competition from West Ham United and Russian club CSKA Moscow in their pursuit of Eljero Elia. The Dutch international has reportedly been a target for Liverpool after a string of impressive performances for Hamburg in the Bundesliga this season.

Pepe Reina already appears to be planning for retirement with an acting career. Reina has appeared in a short film directed by Javier Fesser, where he plays a Roman Solider. It looks like a decent enough acting debut but it’s funny watching him do his stuff nevertheless.

Philippe Coutinho has said midfielder Lucas has been like a father to him since he joined the club. Lucas has reportedly been the main translator for Coutinho who only has a basic grasp of the English language and Spanish as he’s a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker.

Joe Allen will definitely be out of the Liverpool side for the rest of the season. Allen has withdrawn from the Wales squad for the upcoming internationals against Scotland and Croatia. He will have surgery on a shoulder problem, which means he will be free to rest and recover within Liverpool’s grasp.

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