Liverpool morning news: No Hughes bid planned, winter window targets

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Also, Phil Thompson on the new SAS.

Liverpool have no plans to bid for Derby County midfielder Will Hughes in January according to a report in the Liverpool Echo. The report says that Hughes has been monitored by the Reds but are not preparing to table an offer for the 18-year-old.

In other transfer speculation, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to sign Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey according to this morning’s Daily Mirror. Amartey currently plays for Swedish side Djurgaarden, with the 18-year-old reported to be keen on a move to Anfield – and the report indicates Liverpool think £1.5m could land the player.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Steaua Bucharest defender Iasmin Latovlevici after his agent said he wouldn't be surprised if the club bid for his player, according to TalkSport.

Florin Iacob told Romanian TV channel Sport.ro TV: 'There is the interest of Monaco. But I was also contact by bigger clubs and no-one should be surprised if Liverpool show interest. This I will not confirm, but I will not be surprised.'

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson thinks that the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge is the best in the Premier League – and sees parallels with Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer who fired Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995, the original ‘SAS’.

‘There isn’t a better front two in the Premier League at the moment. People say what about Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney? Rooney is playing well but Van Persie hasn’t been great. The Shearer and Sutton strikeforce was the difference for Blackburn in ’95. They are the only team to win the Premier League title who didn’t have a good goal return from midfield.

‘Manchester United have always had a strong return from midfield, the great Arsenal teams had the likes of Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg, while Chelsea have had Frank Lampard.’

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