Liverpool latest: Including Mkhitaryan and Sterling

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All of the latest news and transfer stories coming out of Anfield.

Liverpool face fresh competition from Borussia Dortmund in their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The midfielder is thought to be the subject of a €25 million Euro bid from the German giants which threatens to ruin Liverpool’s chances of signing him.

Liverpool will stand firm over the future of striker Luis Suarez. Several reports have suggested the striker’s representatives have already agreed terms over a move to Real Madrid but the club’s stance hasn’t changed; he’s not for sale and they won’t listen to offers.

Liverpool are being tipped to axe midfielder Jordan Henderson to sign Victor Wanyama from Celtic. Brendan Rodgers is thought to be a huge admirer of Wanyama but he may have to sell Henderson in order to fund any pursuit of the much talked about Kenyan.

Aston Villa could make a £6 million bid for Liverpool wide man Stewart Downing. Downing was one of the club’s best players over the second half of last season but Liverpool could cash in if they get a good offer for the 29-year-old which may be too good to turn down.

Inter Milan have been the latest club linked with Sporting Lisbon’s Bruma. Liverpool are thought to be very keen on the 18-year-old but they may struggle to match the sort of cash Inter Milan, Porto and Manchester United can throw at the deal to make it happen.

Teenage winger Raheem Sterling has returned to training ahead of schedule. The 18-year-old has made the decision to get over his fitness problems at the back end of last season and he joins club captain Steven Gerrard on the training field earlier than expected ahead of next season.

Arsenal have been tipped as a possible destination for Pepe Reina. The goalkeeper’s position at Anfield is now under threat after the arrival of Simon Mignolet and he could choose to move on if he doesn’t think he’s going to be the undoubted number one at the club next season.

Former Liverpool defender Rob Jones believes the club must keep Pepe Reina despite the recent transfer of Simon Mignolet. The Belgian goalkeeper is seen by many as the long term replacement for the Spanish international who could still leave the club this summer.

The Hillsborough memorial could be moved as part of the redevelopment of Anfield. The tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives in the disaster is currently situated at the Anfield Road End and could be moved to another prominent position once the redevelopment work has been completed.

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