Liverpool latest: Including Qatar update and Pearce

All of the latest news and hot topics to come out of Anfield.

Liverpool have been offered hope if they want to go after Loic Remy of Queens Park Rangers. Remy is one of several stars expected to jump ship now the club have been relegated which means he could be available to Liverpool at a decent price, after admitting he wants to stay in the Premier League.

Conflicting reports are coming out of Qatar suggesting Ooredoo, a major telecom firm in the country, are not going to launch a bid to sponsor Anfield. News broke yesterday that they were trying to negotiate a massive sponsorship deal which would see them take over as shirt sponsors and secure the naming rights to Anfield.

Liverpool seem to have switched their focus from signing Ashley Williams of Swansea City to Alex Pearce of Reading. Liverpool have quite publicly been chasing Williams who is thought to prefer a £10 million plus move to the Emirates Stadium with Arsenal.

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their long term pursuit of Tom Ince of Blackpool. The national papers have reported that Spurs are ready with a £6.5 million bid for the player, meaning Liverpool could be forced to blow a large chunk of their summer budget to get him.

Liverpool are one of several clubs linked with a move for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar. The Brazilian goalkeeper is going to be one of the players axed to ease the wage bill at the club next season, as they prepare for life in a very competitive Championship.

Liverpool could make a summer bid for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott. Lescott is out of contract with City next year which means they could be looking to sell him this summer if they aren’t going to offer him a new deal to stay at the club well into his thirties.

Liverpool have been strongly linked today with Tiago Ilori of Sporting Lisbon. The 20-year-old is thought to be a possible replacement for Jamie Carragher in the Liverpool back four, available at a price which could be under the £2 million mark, fitting with the club’s budget.

Lucas has backed Luis Suarez to bounce back from his ten game suspension. There have been plenty of suggestions that the striker could turn his back on Liverpool and English football but the midfielder has suggested he’ll do his best to prevent that from happening.

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique says Jamie Carragher deserves the ultimate level of respect. Carragher has lined up a role with Sky Sports for next season, which has confirmed Brendan Rodgers has not been able to talk him out of retirement and Enrique has paid tribute to his role at the club.

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