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Liverpool striker linked with January move, Toure looks ahead to Arsenal

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Transfer rumours and build-up to the weekend's trip to Arsenal.

The latest rumour linking Luis Suarez with a move away from Liverpool is already in motion with the Daily Star reporting that Real Madrid are going to step up their pursuit of the Uruguayan striker.

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The report suggests that Madrid are willing to offer £20m in cash as well as their striker Karim Benzema – who they also value at around £20m.

Arsenal are also reported to be considering a fresh bid for Suarez after the pursuit of the striker in the summer.

Midfielder Lucas Leiva is also the subject of transfer speculation with Napoli rumoured to be interested in the Brazilian according to reports.

Such a move would see the midfielder reunited with ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.

Defender Kolo Toure is looking forward to visiting his old club Arsenal on Saturday, and wants to prove to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that the Frenchman should never have let Toure leave the Gunners.

Toure told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I’m going there to fight. I want to show them what I can do and help my team – Liverpool – to win. Right now I don’t want to think about any of the good things that Arsene did for me as I’m focused on getting those three points.

‘I’ll definitely try to do my best to show them I’m still a great player.

‘But I need to perform for my team – that is the most important thing.

‘It’s going to be a fantastic game and it’s a good opportunity for us. I can’t wait for it.’

Midfielder Jordan Henderson has told the club's website that a good performance and result against Arsenal would send out a big message to all of Liverpool's rivals for the Champions League places. 

Henderson said: 'They're all tough games in the Premier League but Arsenal have been flying of late. But so have, so I think it will be a good game to watch and hopefully we can get a good result.

'It would send out a message to the rest of the teams that we're here and we mean business. But I think the main focus is going there and playing like we have been.'

Wales international Harry Wilson scored in a 1-1 draw for Liverpool’s Under 18’s away to Middlesbrough. Wilson was brought down before curling home his free-kick.

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