Liverpool transfer news: Rodgers hopes for major signing after derby win, youngster targeted by Hearts

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Some of the latest stories surrounding Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning, the night after their 4-0 Merseyside derby triumph against Everton.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring in one major signing before the end of the transfer window.

Speaking after Liverpool’s 4-0 Merseyside derby win against Everton at Anfield, the Reds boss also denied being unhappy with the Liverpool hierarchy after failing to secure the signing of Mohamed Salah, who eventually joined Chelsea.

Rodgers said: ‘I think we will hopefully do something over the next couple of days.

‘I saw some headlines after Monday’s press conference in terms of the manager being angry with the club – nothing is further from the truth.

‘Hopefully we can have a major signing before the window shuts and if we can do that we will be set for the remaining games.’

Young winger Jordon Ibe is reported to be a target for Scottish Premier League side Hearts according to the Scotsman.

Brendan Rodgers has said he is looking to send the 18-year-old out on loan at some point to give him some game time. However, now might not be the ideal time given the length of Liverpool’s injury list at the moment.

Striker Daniel Sturridge has apologised after last night’s derby win despite grabbing two of the goals. Sturridge missed a penalty which could have completed his hat-trick and didn’t show the best of reactions when he was substituted.

Sturridge said: ‘I want to apologise for my reaction after being substituted. I was disappointed about the penalty.’

Rodgers explained the decision to substitute Sturridge, saying it wasn’t a difficult decision to make.

‘His two finishes were sublime and he was outstanding. He always looked a threat and looks like he could score whenever he plays but I wanted to shore the game up.’

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