Liverpool morning news, defender linked with Rafa reunion, club still interested in winger

Agger And Skrtel

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is to be offered an exit route out of the club by the man who brought him to Merseyside according to the Daily Mirror.

Agger was quoted in the Danish media saying that he is ‘nobody’s third choice’ and probably didn’t get the game time he would’ve liked because the manager thought he wasn’t good enough, and a reunion with Rafa Benitez at Napoli has become a possibility according to the report. 

The Mirror also reports that the Reds are still interested in Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka – who they came very close to signing in the January transfer window from Dnipro.

Dnipro director Andriy Stetsenko is quoted saying: “Konoplyanka is still available for any club to buy. His contract has a buy-out option worth £12m.”

Liverpool face competition from Tottenham for the Ukrainian, but the report says that Manchester United are also interested in the player having watched him on a couple of occasions, and are waiting for new boss Louis van Gaal to give the thumbs up to such a move.

Another report from the Mirror suggests that Liverpool are interested in Reading starlet Jordan Obita.

The 20-year-old left-back has earned ‘rave reviews’ in the Championship according to the report, with Arsenal also said to be interested.

Away from transfer gossip, psychologist Dr Steve Peters has told the Liverpool Echo that he believes that it will only be a matter of time before Liverpool end their long wait for a league title.

Dr Peters said: “They have had their best season for 24 years and my own belief is that it is the start of a golden era for the club.

“They have finished brilliantly and you have to get a perspective.

“We are too harsh on ourselves and others. It is great to get good results, but we should reward the effort as well. We can’t always win, we can only be our best.”

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