Liverpool latest: Including preparations to wave goodbye to Carragher

Jamie Carragher Signing

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

Jamie Carragher is preparing to play his final game for Liverpool. The defender is expected to start and captain the side against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, which will be his last match before he hangs up his boots and moves into the world of TV work.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has become the latest star to pay tribute to the retiring Jamie Carragher. Drogba has praised the way Carragher always made his life very difficult and has called him an icon of his club, as well as someone who will always have that status at Liverpool.

Roberto Martinez has urged Wigan winger Callum McManaman to resist a move to Liverpool. The winger has shot into the spotlight over the last couple of weeks, leading to stories yesterday he would be part of a deal to move to Anfield. However, Martinez has suggested he needs another season with Wigan.

Liverpool continue to be linked with a possible part exchange deal, which could see Pepe Reina move to Barcelona and Cristian Tello moving to Liverpool. Reina has been linked with a move away from Anfield for much of the season after his father suggested he should move back to Spain.

The Liverpool Echo has suggested Brendan Rodgers will focus on signing Scott Sinclair from Manchester City. Sinclair has struggled to make any sort of impact at the Etihad Stadium, which would make any chance to link up with former manager Rodgers very appealing.

Liverpool are back in the race to sign Barcelona forward David Villa according to reports. Tottenham Hotspur were apparently closing on a deal to sign the prolific striker but Liverpool could pull a deal out of the bag at the final minute, which would see him link up with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.

Daniel Agger has urged Liverpool to do a deal for Ajax’s Christian Eriksen. Eriksen has been linked with the club routinely throughout the season after rejecting a new contract offer to stay in the Netherlands. Manchester City and Chelsea have also been linked with him.

Stefan de Vrij has followed Jordy Clasie in signing a new contract at Dutch club Feyenoord. Liverpool were reported to be scouting the player alongside Manchester United with a view to trying to snap him up on a cheap deal when the summer transfer window opened.

Liverpool youngster Michael Ngoo says his loan spell with Hearts has taught him to play tough. The tall forward has been on loan with the Scottish side for much of the campaign and returns to Anfield with goals under his belt, looking to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ plans for next season.

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