A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
On loan Liverpool star Oussama Assaidi will see a knee specialist in the Netherlands as he tries to save his career. The 25-year-old is rated as doubtful to feature for Stoke again in the current campaign.
Luis Suarez has urged caution in the race for the Premier League title. Suarez’ goals have helped the Reds to reach a position where they stand a great chance of winning the league if they beat Manchester City this weekend.
“We're not getting carried away with the talk of a possible trophy. It's obviously nice for the fans to believe and be excited. But it's our responsibility as players to concentrate on the next team we face, do our best on the pitch, and we'll see what happens in May,” he told the Star.
Liverpool are thought to be one of three clubs interested in signing Feyenoord players Stefan de Vrij and Daryl Janmaat. The Dutch club have reportedly given up on trying to get the pair committed to new long term deals, which means they could both be up for grabs this summer.
Liverpool and Southampton have both been linked with moves for Championship star Danny Ings. The 21-year-old has banged in 20 goals so far for Burnley, which appears to have attracted interest from the Premier League side along with Tottenham Hotspur, linked with him for most of the season.
Another player both Liverpool and the Saints have been linked with is Rotherham United centre back Dan Rowe. Everton are also reported to be interested in him with scouts from all three sides reported to have watched him live in recent games.
Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans has admitted that Brendan Rodgers has proved him wrong. Evans has suggested that Rodgers has to be the winner of the Manager of the Season Award.
“Brendan has to win Manager of the Year - When he first came in, I wasn’t totally convinced. He was a great talker. Sometimes people are great talkers but you wonder are they great doers?” he told the Liverpool Echo.
Evans has also been speaking about club captain Steven Gerrard, suggesting that the midfield icon deserves to win the Premier League title before he calls time on a remarkable career.
In other news, tickets for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Manchester City are selling for over £1,000. Touts are selling tickets online for well over the face value of an average seat at around £52.