A round up of the latest news and transfer stories connected to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s reported interest in Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho has been dealt a blow, after PSG’s president said the player would surprise the club if he left.
“Sakho is a child of the club just like Steven Gerrard is at Liverpool. It is hard to imagine him wearing another team's jersey. I'm a little surprised that he wants to leave,” Nasser Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe.
One player who definitely won’t be coming to Anfield according to the latest reports is Barcelona youngster Cristian Tello. The 22-year-old has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in England but is set to extend his contract with the Spanish club.
It’s also Tottenham who could ruin any plans the club have to try and sign Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid. There have been reports from both sides about Turan’s desire to move to English football and if he is available, Liverpool could get drawn into a bidding war against the North London side.
Liverpool also remain connected with Chelsea’s Victor Moses with a loan deal still very much on the cards. However, some online sources have suggested that Everton will come in to try and steal Moses away from Liverpool with a late offer to his current employers.
Away from transfer news, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says the club have enough time to recover for the clash against arch rivals Manchester United this weekend. Liverpool played their League Cup match against Notts County last night meaning United have had an extra day of rest.
Liverpool played well with a mixed side in that 4-2 tie against the League One side with under pressure Jordan Henderson saying he’s grateful to have got on the score sheet. Henderson’s position in the midfield was under threat due to several top class attacking signings made by Brendan Rodgers earlier in the summer.
However, three players (Kolo Toure, Aly Cissokho and Joe Allen) picked up knocks during the game and are doubts to face Manchester United this weekend.
Liverpool academy director Frank McParland has heaped the praise onto Brendan Rodgers, hailing the first team boss for giving younger players a chance to shine in the first team. McParland claims Rodgers has told him that if a player is good enough, he’ll go straight into the first team.
Former Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has spoken about his former employers suggesting the Anfield club are still feeling the effects of the Gillett-Hicks era, with him personally regretting it altogether.
“That period of destabilisation is when we fell out of the Champions League. Once you're in there, you're achieving those regular revenue streams. It's a mountain to climb when it falls away,” he told BBC Radio Merseyside.
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