Liverpool latest: Including Coady and Cissokho

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Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel says he’s confident his old club can beat AC Milan to the signing of Christian Eriksen. Liverpool will try and push through an £18 million deal according to the latest reports, which would see them whisk the Dane away from the clutches of the Italian side.

Liverpool are being tipped to complete a loan move for Valencia full back Aly Cissokho. The defender is expected to move to Anfield in an initial loan deal, with the option of making the mover permanent once that loan expires. Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on improving the club’s defensive reserves, particularly at left-back and centre-back.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged the club’s fans to respect the decision Luis Suarez makes this summer. The striker could still leave the club but Gerrard says it’s important either way that the fans back him as the club continues pre-season plans for the new campaign.

Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones says striker Luis Suarez has not changed his attitude towards the rest of the squad. Suarez’s future has been the subject of much speculation but the Australian goalkeeper says it’s very much business as usual after Suarez linked up with the rest of the team in Australia.

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in terms of their interest in Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa. Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he expects the Frenchman to remain at the club this summer, responding to fresh reports that suggested Liverpool were about to renew their interest in the player.

Liverpool have confirmed that midfielder Conor Coady has joined Sheffield United on loan until January. Liverpool are thought to be keen on the England Under-20 captain getting first team experience with one of the bigger sides in the football league.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says Kolo Toure has been one of the most impressive players in pre-season and expects the former Manchester City man to provide some valuable experience. Toure linked up with Liverpool after his contract at the Etihad stadium expired.

Brazilian midfielder Lucas says he is focused and ready for the new season. Lucas says the impending campaign holds extra significance for him, as he returned to produce some superb form following a bad injury spell last season. He says he can already feel the difference in pre-season training.

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