Liverpool latest: Including Suarez latest and Pellegrini

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Reports are suggesting that Arsenal are preparing a bigger bid for striker Luis Suarez. The Gunners had a £30 million offer rejected earlier this week but they seem ready to go back to Liverpool with an offer in the region of the £35 million mark according to online news sources.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has suggested new teammate Luis Suarez can fulfil all of his goals at Liverpool. Suarez is on the verge of a move away from the club but Toure has made a plea to the striker to stay as he believes the club can win silverware over the next few seasons.

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he nearly joined Liverpool back in 2010. The current Manchester City boss says he was very close to a deal to manage the club but the timing wasn’t right, which is why he went on to manage Malaga in La Liga from Real Madrid.

New Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has thrown down a challenge to Pepe Reina, saying he wants to take the Spaniard’s position in the side for the new season. Mignolet recently arrived in a £9 million deal from Sunderland to become one of three senior goalkeepers at the club.

Brendan Rodgers is thought to have put Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz right at the top of his list of candidates to replace Luis Suarez. Suarez looks set to leave the club this summer after admitting that he has two or three different options available and is waiting on a phone call which could change everything.

Swansea City have completed the signing of Wilfried Bony ahead of Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers was thought to be interested in the former Vitesse Arnhem star who goes to Swansea off the back of an impressive goalscoring record in the Eredivisie last season.

Kolo Toure says it won’t be easy but he thinks he can replace Jamie Carragher at Liverpool. Toure signed a free agent from Manchester City after he wasn’t offered a new contract at the Etihad and he says he’s looking forward to the challenge of following a club legend in the back four.

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique says he will help Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto adapt to life at Liverpool. The full back says the pair have been asking him things about English football and conditions ever since the joined the club and he’s been happy to help out.

Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson says Stewart Downing has the ability to become one of the club’s best players next season but lacks consistency. Lawrenson has suggested that Downing is not a player who deals with pressure well, which makes him vulnerable.

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