Liverpool latest: Spanish paper makes ludicrous Suarez claim

A round up of the latest news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.

Brendan Rodgers says his side's focus all week has been on the trip to Cardiff City. Liverpool have been enjoying the fallout from their win at Old Trafford last weekend but the boss say the focus is now on beating the Welsh side.

"The focus has been purely on Cardiff City, that’s been our world this week. We had a wonderful result and performance at Old Trafford – but there hasn’t been any talk about any title," the boss told the press earlier today.

Rodgers has also said it makes him happy to hear players like Steven Gerrard urging the club to give him a new contract.

"It gives me happiness that the captain – who is an iconic figure at this football club for many years, and has worked with so many great managers – that someone of that status would say those words. I feel really at home here now."

Spanish website Marca has ridiculously linked striker Luis Suarez with a move to Manchester City. A report on the Spanish site claims that an agreement has already been reached between the club and his representatives.

“Word on the street has it that Liverpool forward Luis Suárez will soon be wearing the Manchester City shirt. Apparently, Txiki Beriguistain, the Mancunian club's sports director, has already contacted the player and an agreement has been reached between the two parties for the next season,” say Marca.

Former Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy has tipped his former employers to dominate following this season, suggesting the current side is similar to the one he grew up watching.

“Brendan fits what Liverpool have been doing in their most successful periods, 20 to 30 years ago - I just feel this is such a great opportunity for Liverpool now to really establish themselves, and hopefully go on and not just win a title, but kick on from there and dominate for a number of years,” said Bellamy.

Former Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli has tipped midfielder Jordan Henderson to become a legend at the Merseyside club, following in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

“His attitude when I was at Liverpool was tremendous from day one. He looked at Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher were doing, how they behaved, what they did in training and how they looked after their bodies,” Comolli told TalkSport.

In other transfer news, the agent of Udinese forward Luis Muriel has played down talk of a move to Anfield for his client. Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on a £15 million move for the 22-year-old.

“He loves football and he would like to play more, but he respects the coach's decisions. The future? At the moment we are not thinking about it - what matters is the present at Udinese,” Helmuth Weninn told TMW.

In other news, Vladimir Smicer says it’s been too long since he stepped out onto the hallowed turf at Anfield. Smicer is due to play in a charity game for his first appearance at Anfield since 2005.

“I am really looking forward to going back for the Hillsborough game. When I finished playing for Liverpool I never really had the chance to say goodbye to the fans at Anfield,” he told the Liverpool website.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed what he wants to do in his carer after football; become a DJ. The Daily Star claims that Gerrard once played a set at a nightclub under the title of ‘DJ Stevie G’.

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