Liverpool transfer news: Reds interest in ex-Chelsea winger

Some of the latest transfer news and rumours involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning, along with reaction to their FA Cup win against Oldham Athletic.

Liverpool are believed to be interested in former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Kalou is currently playing for French side Lille, and the report indicates Kalou would be available for around £2.5m. Tottenham are also said to be interested in the 28-year-old.

Reports keep circulating about Liverpool's interest in Milton Keynes Dons starlet Dele Alli. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was said to be in attendance to watch the youngster during MK Dons 3-3 draw with Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup on Saturday.

As far as Liverpool’s progress in the FA Cup goes, they’re into the fourth round of the competition after a 2-0 win against Oldham Athletic, where striker Iago Aspas found the net for the first time in a red shirt, and Kolo Toure has told the Liverpool Echo that the goal will ‘change him’ as the Spaniard will now look to establish himself.

Toure said: ‘Aspas did really well and we are all really happy for him.

‘He hasn’t played many games since he came here but he scored a great goal for us.

‘It’s very important for a striker to score goals. Their confidence comes from scoring goals.’

Rodgers agreed with Toure in his post-match press conference, but mentioned he was hoping to get the win without the intervention of Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez – who came on as substitutes.

‘He’s [Aspas] been the cover player a lot of this season, apart from the opening period. It was good for him to get his goal in front of the Kop and hopefully that will give him a lot of confidence.

‘You hope in games like this to rest a number of players and give them that recovery period. Lucas and young Coutinho, and a few others, have played hard games all over the Christmas period. The ideal scenario was to let them recover, but we also wanted to win the game.’

images: © Ben Sutherland, © Sanjiva

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