Liverpool latest: Including Suarez and Coutinho

All of the latest news and information from Liverpool over the last 24 hours.

Former manager of Luis Suarez, Henk Veldmate has accused the striker of having the mentality of a child. Veldmate signed Suarez for Groningen when he was still a teenager and says he always played the game without the discipline and maturity you expect from a grown man.

Central defender Jamie Carragher says he is sure he’s made the right decision by retiring from the game. Recent reports suggested Brendan Rodgers was going to try and talk Carragher out of his decision, but it now seems impossible as he’s agreed a deal with Sky to become a pundit.

Liverpool may struggle to nail down Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa on a permanent contract. Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be tracking the wide man with a view to making a bid this summer, which could push his price up and force Liverpool out of contention.

Liverpool are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to bring Reading defender Alex Pearce to Anfield. The centre back is available on a free contract at the end of the season, with several sources suggesting Liverpool are closing in on a deal that would make him the club’s first summer signing.

Liverpool look set to miss out on the £6 million capture of Serbian teenager Lazar Markovic from Partizan Belgrade. Chelsea are in pole position to sign the forward thanks to their links with former boss Avram Grant who guided Partizan to the league title last year.

Lucas has insisted that midfielder Philippe Coutinho is only going to get better. The play maker joined the club last January and has already impressed with some superb performances, which make the £8.5 million the club paid for him look like a real value bargain.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has suggested that Luis Suarez’s future lies in his own hands. Suarez has been tipped to leave Liverpool this summer but the former Kop favourite has suggested no one is going to force Suarez out of Liverpool, which makes it his personal decision.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush has insisted Brendan Rodgers will have to win silverware if he wants to be considered a great Liverpool manager. Rodgers has been forced to endure a rough season as Liverpool have made big changes to their infrastructure but they head into next season in a much stronger position.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is looking to add more depth to his squad this summer. Liverpool are expected to go after a few players with a limited budget with a central defender and a striker thought to be the main priorities for the boss.

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