News and gossip from the past 24 hours at Anfield.
Luis Suarez has admitted he could leave the club this summer as it could be the right time for a ‘change of environment’. The Uruguayan, who was talking to press in his homeland ahead of the international fixtures this month, admitted he did not know if he would be at Liverpool next season. While he praised the club and Liverpool’s fans he said the way he was treated by the press in England gave him reason to leave.
It comes just a day after reports in Spain suggested a deal was done and his agent stated that he had no desire to leave the club despite a difficult season in England off the pitch.
Liverpool have now come out to refute any possibility of him leaving the club this summer despite the heavy speculation around his name. They insist he is not for sale.
Transfer rumours being what they are Liverpool have already been linked with several potential replacements for the player. Luis Muriel of Udinese is reportedly being lined up by the club as a replacement for Suarez. Iago Aspas is also expected to sign but he was on his way regardless to Suarez’s future so another forward player is expected to be brought in.
However another avenue could be the pursuit of Barcelona forward David Villa. Tottenham and Arsenal are already said to be pursuing the signature of the Spanish striker but Liverpool could be tempted into joining the running; should Suarez force a move to Madrid.
Liverpool are concerned over the severity of Daniel Sturridge’s injury. Sturridge injured himself playing for England on Wednesday and the ankle problem looks set to eat in to his pre-season programme. This has Liverpool concerned at how it may affect the beginning of next season.
On the sight we have had a look at why Liverpool might want to get a move on in the pursuit of Christian Eriksen. Now that Chelsea have swapped Kevin De Bruyne to Bayer Leverkusen Eriksen is likely to become Dortmund’s number one transfer target.
Reported Liverpool target Christian Atsu has made it clearer than ever that he wants to leave current club Porto for the Premier League. The 21-year-old Ghanaian is also a transfer target for Tottenham and Everton.
Finally and managing director Ian Ayre has commended the priceless Liverpool Academy. He says the club hierarchy see it as the pipeline to success and hopes for more youth team players to make the senior breakthrough again next season.
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