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Liverpool transfer target Jonathan de Guzman has revealed he wants the chance to move to Swansea permanently at the end of the season. The Villarreal midfielder has been linked with several Premier League sides, including Liverpool, following his performances for the Swans this year.

Real Madrid have moved to cut off any chance of Liverpool re-signing Xabi Alonso. The former Liverpool midfielder had been linked with a return to Anfield but reports are suggesting that the La Liga giants have offered the Spaniard a two-year extension to his current contract.

Philippe Coutinho has defended Luis Suarez following his disappointing performance against West Ham over the weekend. Suarez was not his usual effective self against the Hammers but Coutinho says he’s a fantastic player and he looks forward to working with him for a long time.

Brendan Rodgers is keen for Liverpool’s season for end and the side to build ahead of next season. The manager has often spoken of his frustration over the inconsistency of his team this year and has already voiced his intention to rebuild the side in the summer transfer market.

Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that he is open to a move to Anfield. Rumours starting circulating last week that Liverpool had scouted the defender as a possible long term replacement for Jamie Carragher, as the veteran will not turn back on his decision to retire.

Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his frustration after the goalless draw against West Ham United over the weekend. Liverpool were pegged back by a resilient West Ham side, with the Hammers defence dealing with Luis Suarez superbly by marking him out of the game.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Stewart Downing’s withdrawal against West Ham United was down to illness. Downing had to be taken off just before the half hour mark, suffering from illness after he declared himself fit to play before the start of the game.

German giants Bayern Munich remain the favourites to land Luis Suarez if he does leave Liverpool this summer. The bookies are still offering odds on the striker walking away from Anfield, with Bayern Munich thought to be the leading contenders for his signature.

Jay Spearing has revealed that he is looking to help Bolton Wanderers back into the Premier League. Spearing is currently on loan at the club from Liverpool and has revealed his desire to go back to the club as a more complete player, able to compete for a first team place.

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