Liverpool transfer news: Downing choices and Cavani lays into club


Transfer news from Anfield including Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Costa, Aly Cissokho, Ogo Obi and Stewart Downing.

As you all must know by now Brendan Rodgers has demanded an apology from star striker Luis Suarez before he can train with the first-team again.

Rodgers feels he owes his grievance to Liverpool Football Club after his recent admission of a desired exit:

"Initially there will be an apology to his team-mates and the club. I know that we are not seeing the Luis Suarez I know. He has spent some days working on his own. When he comes back from Uruguay we will see how it goes further. We are all on the same page. He won't be going to Arsenal, that's for sure. When Luis is committed to the cause, we will welcome him back with open arms.’’

The hard-ball tactics may be counter-productive as the idea of Suarez apologising does not seem likely considering the character of the player - and it may prove to alienate him further from the club.

However Rodgers clearly feels Suarez does not get off lightly with his recent indiscretions.

Earlier in the week is seemed that Liverpool could be on the verge of bringing in another couple of players this summer.

After Aly Cissokho of Valencia confirmed that he had agreed personal terms with the club - and with Liverpool meeting the release clause in Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid’s contract - both seemed likely to join Liverpool.

But neither will be.

Rodgers confirmed yesterday that there was nothing in the Cissokho reports and that Costa had agreed a new deal with Atletico.

Stewart Downing has options ahead of a likely Anfield exit.

The England international has been the reported subject of a £5 million West Ham bid - but it is reported that Newcastle United will meet that valuation.

Liverpool are happy to sell him to either club - and the decision is set to be made by Downing himself.

Liverpool are set to do battle with current transfer adversaries Arsenal for young Watford starlet Ogo Obi. The 15-year-old was the top scorer at the recent Milk Cup - scoring 10 goals in five games as the Hornet Boys finished third in the competition.

Finally and Luis Suarez’s team-mate for Uruguay Edinson Cavani has had a go at the club:

“The Liverpool coach can talk about loyalty and disrespect, but maybe he needs to look up what it means. Luis had the chance last year to join a big club like Juventus, who went on to win the league in Italy. But, instead, he chose to stay and fight with Liverpool. Now, that’s what you call loyalty. I’ve known about his agreement with Liverpool and understood that he would be leaving, if they were not playing in the Champions League.”


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