Liverpool latest: Ex-player, Suarez could leave for £100m, defender on style and temptation

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A round-up of the news connected to Liverpool Football Club this Friday evening.

Ex-Liverpool player Steve Nicol believes that Luis Suarez could still leave Liverpool, but for a £100m next summer.

Nicol told TalkSport: ‘Liverpool owner John W Henry will do what’s best for Liverpool and, after the World Cup next summer, if someone offers £100m [he could leave].

‘The question is, what’s going through Suarez’s head? Is he playing out of his skin so he keeps this deal to go to Real Madrid alive?’

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has told the Times that he subscribes to Brendan Rodgers’ style of football and trying to control the game through possession.

Agger, who has had a reputation for being a ball playing centre-half who is comfortable on the ball, said: ‘I know it’s not always the team with the most possession that wins but all logic suggests that, if you can keep the ball, it’s more difficult for the other team to score.

‘As a footballer, it’s important to be able to adapt to a certain extent to how the manager wants you to play.

‘But it’s easy with Brendan because he wants us to play football and he wants us to play the way I think the game should be played.’

The Dane did admit to being tempted by a move to Barcelona but stuck chose to honour his contract because the club wanted him to.

He said: ‘I’m not saying I wasn’t tempted, because anyone would be in that situation, but for the club to say that to me was enough. I am happy here and my family is happy here also and that’s a good combination.’

Brendan Rodgers thinks that Joe Allen could have a big impact on Liverpool this season. Allen joined the club last season but has had a few injuries this term meaning he has yet to have much effect on the side but Rodgers is trying to get Allen back to full fitness.

Rodgers told the club’s website: ‘Joe is a wonderful technician. He’s not going to be someone who is going to get 15 goals a season – that’s not his game. His game is really to keep the flow of the game and allow you to control the ball and the game.’

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