Liverpool Latest: The 17 wingers linked since January, Rodgers eyes blow to United

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

Liverpool have been linked with a staggering 17 wide men since the start of last January’s transfer window. Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen to improve his squad in wide areas ahead of next season. The list includes the likes of Yevhen Konoplyanka of Dnipro and Antoine Griezmann of Real Sociedad.

Liverpool have emerged as reported favourites to sign Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid. The left-back has been heavily linked with Manchester United but a lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season could push the £11.5 million 25-year-old closer to an Anfield move.

Brendan Rodgers wants his side to complete a remarkable run of form with a tenth win in a row against Manchester City this weekend.

“It’s nine games on the spin now, which is an incredible effort by the players and the staff – It is going to be a magnificent atmosphere at Anfield. The supporters really urged us on today and we want to see if we can get 10 in a row,” said the boss.

The Metro claims that Rodgers’ side are ready to go head on with Chelsea to land Benfica star Lazar Markovic. The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea for some time but the Reds are reportedly interested in a deal around the £15 million mark.

One player who could be leaving according to TalkSport is current left-back Aly Cissokho. The defender joined on loan from La Liga side Valencia and has been tipped to link up with AC Milan in Serie A. He’s made just 14 appearances since joining.

Former Liverpool forward Andy Carroll appeared to defend himself following an incident where he could have been sent off yesterday. The striker should have been sent off for a challenge on Simon Mignolet yesterday, which led to West Ham’s goal.

“Sometimes the wrong decision goes for you or goes against you!!” he said on his Instagram page.

Captain Steven Gerrard says the performance against a physical West Ham side proves Liverpool can win the Premier League title.

“It was a good test of our character. We needed to prove today that we're capable of fighting for this title and I thought we did it terrifically well,” he told the Liverpool website.

Another midfielder, Jordan Henderson, says the result was the effect of a lot of hard work the squad has been putting in throughout the season.

“It was a team performance. We’ve been working really hard as a team all season and this was no different. We’re working really, really well,” he told the Liverpool website.

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