Liverpool latest: Including Hillsborough and Eriksen blow

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Brendan Rodgers is reportedly in talks with centre back Jamie Carragher over a deal to get him to do a u-turn over retirement. Carragher announced earlier this season that this would be his last year in professional football, which has left Rodgers scrambling to get him to change his mind.

Brendan Rodgers has insisted he will not be adding to the squad this summer for the sake of doing so. Rodgers says he is looking to bring in players but will only do so if they are of the right quality and better than the players he already has at his disposal in the squad.

Liverpool transfer target Christian Eriksen has revealed he wouldn’t hesitate to join rivals Manchester City. Eriksen has been heavily tipped to sign for Liverpool this summer after rejecting a new contract at Ajax. The news comes as a blow to Liverpool, who can’t compete with City’s financial power.

Liverpool will have to fend off a challenge from Roma to sign Lazio defender Modibo Diakite. Roma have reportedly entered the race to sign the defender but Liverpool have a slight advantage considering the immense rivalry between the two Serie A clubs which makes a deal unlikely.

Liverpool appear to have been pipped in their attempts to sign Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Reports are suggesting that he will join Fulham this summer over a move to Liverpool or Arsenal, where he’s not guaranteed a place. He is moving on a free transfer.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the deal on the table to make Andy Carroll a permanent signing is too expensive. Carroll is set to return to Anfield at the end of the season with the Hammers unable to get near the reported £17 million price tag for the striker.

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing has pledged to fight until the bitter end of the season. Downing has praised the mentality Brendan Rodgers has branded across the club as they fight for a European place following a disappointing 0-0 draw at Reading over the weekend.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and owner John Henry led the tributes at an Anfield service to mark the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. The service at Anfield took place to remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives on that infamous day.

Pepe Reina has stressed the importance of the Liverpool squad showing their support on the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. The goalkeeper and other key members of the Liverpool squad attended a remembrance service at Anfield earlier this afternoon.

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