Liverpool latest: Including Benitez claim and Kiessling link

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Toby Alderweireld has dropped a further hint to Liverpool that he would like to sign for the club. The Ajax star has admitted that Liverpool have the sort of profile and criteria which he is looking for as he mulls over a possible move to the Premier League this summer.

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has said that he will almost certainly return to Liverpool at some point during his career. Benitez’s family is still based in the area and he’s revealed that he would like to go back and have another crack at managing the side.

Liverpool transfer target Dede has played down the rumours linking him with a switch to the Premier League. The defender currently plays for Vasco de Gama and has been heavily tipped as a possible purchase for the Anfield based club though they face competition from Manchester United.

Liverpool are rumoured to be in a tug of war against West Ham United to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling. The basis of the rumours is unclear but Liverpool should be able to get their man ahead of the Hammers if the interest is official and not fabrication.

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Lille defender Aurelien Chedjou, with reports suggesting he will join Valencia in the summer. Chedjou is thought to have been the subject of intense interest from Premier League sides this season but a move to England now looks unlikely.

Liverpool are being tipped with a possible move for Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel. Capel could be available on a cheap deal this summer, as Sporting look to find a way out of their current financial problems. He is being valued at around the £10 million mark.

Jordan Henderson says he is not worried about being tired for the start of the 2013/2014 season. The midfielder faces another international tournament this summer, as he is set to be named as part of the England Under-21 side which will take part in the European Championship in Israel.

Glen Johnson has revealed that he is expecting a number of summer signings, which will help Liverpool move onto another level. Johnson has backed manager Brendan Rodgers to focus on the right targets, which will improve Liverpool’s chances of making it back into the top four regularly.

Liverpool right back Glen Johnson has claimed that Liverpool are a better side under Brendan Rodgers. Johnson has defended criticism of Rodgers this season and says it doesn’t matter that Liverpool have not been serious contenders for silverware in various competitions this season.

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