Liverpool latest: Including Rodgers on Rafa and Anfield future

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Brendan Rodgers has shrugged off the comments of Rafael Benitez that he will ‘almost certainly’ end up back at Liverpool. Benitez has revealed that he would love to go back to Anfield at some point in the future but Rodgers has defended his own position and says there are plenty of managers who want to be at Anfield.

The redevelopment of Anfield is still in its infancy according to the club’s Head of Operations. Andrew Parkinson has admitted it’s still too early to say whether Liverpool can stay at Anfield and redevelop the ground or whether they will be forced to move away to a bigger stadium.

Former Barcelona star Johan Cruyff has urged winger Alexis Sanchez to stay at the Spanish giants. Liverpool were thought to be one of the sides interested in signing him but the Dutch legend has suggested it would be better for him and his game if he stayed at the Nou Camp.

Liverpool could revitalise their interest in Lazio defender Modibo Diakite. A deal for the defender seemed to be off the table when Napoli came in and started talks with him, but TalkSport has reported those talks have broken down, meaning Liverpool could still work out a deal.

Anzhi are ready to pay close to £40 million for FC Porto forward Jackson Martinez. Martinez had been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs including Liverpool, but if the rumours are true than it means they could pay double of what Liverpool have to spend altogether this summer.

Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that he would be happy to move to Liverpool, who he has described as a mid-table club. The defender is reportedly going to cost around the £7 million mark with widespread reports that Brendan Rodgers could be prepared to pay that fee.

Liverpool have seemingly been priced out of the race to sign Christian Eriksen of Ajax. Reports have suggested the Dutch club will be looking for a fee of £17 million this summer, which is just £3 million short of what Liverpool have apparently to spend in total.

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Vasco de Gama defender Dede. The Brazilian has revealed that he wants to stay in his home country until at least next year, which seemingly rules Liverpool out from a chance of singing him this summer transfer window.

Jordan Henderson has revealed he thinks he’s a better player than when he first joined Liverpool. Henderson has been one of the club’s key midfielders in recent weeks and he’s also said that he’s always striving to improve and become a better player at Anfield.

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