Liverpool latest: Rivals emerge to sign Cole, Agger disappointed

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

The Express has linked Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure with a potentially shocking transfer to Liverpool. His agent has revealed the player would be treated like a God if he played at Anfield.

“If a player like Yaya went to Liverpool and they won the league after 24 years, I think Yaya can be a god in Liverpool,” said Dimitry Seluk.

Liverpool and Real Madrid are thought to be the two sides leading the race to sign Ashley Cole when his Chelsea contract expires. The Telegraph has reported that up to eight clubs have been in touch with Cole’s representatives, with the Reds well in the race to sign him ahead of next season.

The Express explicitly reported earlier today that the Reds want Cole to move to the club, with Brendan Rodgers thought to have sounded out the former England international over a move.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Cole would be a good fit for the current side, down the left hand side of the back four.

“Ashley Cole has been the best left-back the Premier League has ever seen - Brendan Rodgers knows him well from his time at Chelsea so that might happen,” he told Sky Sports News.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has taken a stab at Brendan Rodgers, blaming the boss for not using him enough last season. Agger was regularly confined to the subs bench in place of Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho.

“It definitely wasn’t great. But I don’t make the decisions. I think it is because the manager doesn’t think that I’m good enough,” he told the press.

Rodgers has revealed he’s not going to put any pressure on captain Steven Gerrard to make a decision over his international future. It has been suggested that the Liverpool skipper could retire from playing for England following this summer’s World Cup.

“He goes there in great form, and I am sure he will perform really well. If he ever asked my advice, I will always be there to give my opinion. But there will be no decision made now, and we will see what happens after the World Cup,” he said.

In other news, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes his Uruguay teammates can hurt England at the World Cup this summer, when the sides meet in the group stage of the tournament.

“They have very good players that are in form and that are part of the big teams. Most of the players come from the big names of the Premier League and that means a lot. But we also know that they have some troubles and we know we can hurt them,” said the forward.

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