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Liverpool news: Reds target Spartak Moscow midfielder, youngsters involvement in cup tie

Some of the latest news surrounding Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool are in the transfer market for a central midfield player, with Spartak Moscow’s Romulo the latest target to be linked with a move to Anfield.

The Daily Express cites reports in Russia indicating that Liverpool have made enquiries about the 23-year-old after initially being interested in the player in the summer. The report says Liverpool may have made an opening offer of around £7m with the Russian club said to be holding out for £10m, as the Reds try and strengthen their midfield options following Lucas Leiva’s knee injury.

Three youth team players could be in the squad for Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Bournemouth tomorrow after Brendan Rodgers revealed at yesterday’s press conference that only 15 senior players have trained this week.

The Liverpool Echo has said that youngsters Brad Smith, Cameron Brannagan and Jordan Rossiter could all be involved as the Reds boss calls upon his youngsters to make up the numbers.

Bournemouth captain and defender Tommy Elphick says Luis Suarez could be even more difficult to deal with than Ballon D’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Elphick came up against Ronaldo in a pre-season friendly where the Portuguese forward grabbed a brace for Real Madrid but the Cherries skipper says the Uruguayan could be difficult to handle.

He’s quoted saying: ‘He is a real unique player and a special talent.

‘He had his critics but if anything that is because he is hungry for the game. You can see that when he plays, no matter who he plays against. A lot can be learn from a player like that.’

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