Liverpool transfer news: Reds target Swedish star & more

Some of the key stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Liverpool are set to turn to PSV Eindhoven’s Ola Toivonen as the man who could help the Reds through this spate of injuries according to the Daily Mirror.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season at the Dutch club and Brendan Rodgers is keen to pay a small fee to take the Swedish player who can play both in midfield and in the forward line on loan for the rest of the season.

Defender Mamadou Sakho is settling into life well at Liverpool reports the Liverpool Echo, and was pleased to score his first goal for the club in the 4-1 win over West Ham last weekend.

Sakho said: ‘I really like Liverpool as a city and I like the people. It’s difficult for me to understand when the Scousers talk to me because they speak so quickly… but in time it will be fine.

‘It was great for my own personal achievement to score. But really the most important thing was that Liverpool won the game. I’ll always do the best I can for the team to help us get good results.’

Ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday, Philippe Coutinho has come in for some credit for the opposition with Sandro telling the Daily Mirror that the young Brazilian is like Ronaldinho.

He said: ‘With the ball, Coutinho’s passes are like Ronaldinho’s. His passes are good, man. He does move a lot. But his passing! You think he is going to pass here and he passes there instead.

‘He does the same as Ronaldinho. You think he’s going to do one thing, and he does something completely different. He changes. Ronaldinho was the best player, but I think their style is similar.

‘Suarez is a great footballer and in a great spell of form. He has scored a lot of goals but we are going to push to hold him and stop him.

‘But it is not just him. When Coutinho plays he has a good pass on him and he is an intelligent guy.’

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