Liverpool latest: Rodgers' new contract and Lallana plays down exit

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly agreed terms on a new contract. The boss is expected to put pen to paper on the deal officially at the end of the season, but several sources suggested earlier today that the boss has a principle agreement with the club over a contract extension.

Rodgers also used the club’s end of season awards bash last night to promise that his side would fight to win the Premier League title this weekend.

“I promise for the time I am here we will fight for our lives and we won't finish until Newcastle,” said the Northern Irishman.

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana looks set to stay at the Saints, over moving to Anfield to play under Brendan Rodgers. The England international had some very bold comments about his current club at their end of the season awards bash.

“The club means the world to me. I've been here since I was 12 and I want to keep progressing with the club. I've got a great relationship with the fans,” he said.

Valencia’s president has confirmed the club have received multiple bids for talented midfielder Dani Parejo. Liverpool are being urged to meet the player’s release clause of £20.5 million if they want the 25-year-old.

“We have received several offers for Parejo but while I am the president Valencia will not sell him unless any club meet his release clause,” said Amadeo Salvo.

Liverpool continue to be linked with a potential move for Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole. Cole is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and Rodgers is reportedly keen on signing him for his Anfield team, with the Express to report that possibility.

Pepe Reina is reportedly against the idea of lowering his pay packet to secure a permanent move to Napoli. The Liverpool goalkeeper has been on loan at the Serie A club, playing for former Reds boss Rafa Benitez. Liverpool are thought to be against the idea of another loan for the Spaniard.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard had a laugh at his own expense when quizzed on Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge at the Liverpool Player Awards bash last night.

“Never ever get too high when you win a big award or a big trophy, and you never get too down when one slips away. Literally slips away,” said the captain.

Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has given his thoughts on his old side’s title challenge, which appeared to fall apart as the team let a 3-0 lead slip at Crystal Palace earlier this week.

“Liverpool are a team who are very focused on the attack. I think they expected to score more goals to improve the goal difference with Manchester United,” said Rafa.

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