Liverpool transfer latest: next Zlatan deal close? Suarez happy & more

Some of the key stories surrounding Liverpool Football Club this morning after Luis Suarez puts on a stunning display to help Liverpool to a 5-1 win over Norwich City.

Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal for Halmstads teenage striker Valmir Berisha according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Real Madrid have apparently shown interest in the striker that has been dubbed the new Ibrahimovic but Berisha believes a move to the Premier League will be the best option for him.

He says: ‘The most important is the football education, I believe England would be the best option. I have rejected clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United, who have invited me for trials. There is Real Madrid now, the club of my dreams – I am keen to go there, but I think I will turn it down, unfortunately.’

Manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Luis Suarez after his stunning display in Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield last night – where the Uruguayan got four of the goals, and set up one.

It was a performance that led to Rodgers putting Suarez in the same bracket as La Liga starts Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with the Liverpool boss sarcastically suggesting he may be worth a little more than the transfer fee offered by Arsenal for his services in the summer.

Rodgers said post-match: ‘It was a joy for me tonight. To witness that, it was just a remarkable individual performance. I always like to talk about the team, but I think we’ve got to hold Luis up tonight as one of the best strikers in the world. It was an incredible performance.

‘You go through his goals, and don’t forget the assist at the end. The world class operators, the Ronaldo’s and the Messis, those type of players, it is all about their numbers and what they produce. You look at Suarez, the goals that he scores and the assists that he makes, it’s a pleasure to have him.

‘He’s maybe worth £40m and two pounds now.’

After the game Suarez said he has never been happier in a team and thinks that the side can achieve the objective of qualifying for the Champions League this season.

‘My aim is to help make the team better. My job is just to score the goals that mean we keep winning games and get as high in the table as possible – and we are playing at a good level.

‘I am happy to be in the Premier League, because it is the best league in the world. I don’t know about challenging for the title, but we want to be as high up in the table as possible and do as well as we can.’

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