Liverpool morning news, Suarez doubt for World Cup, Reds linked with Barcelona star

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

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is a doubt for the World Cup after picking up a knee injury in training for Uruguay.

Reports in South America have been picked up by a couple of national newspapers here this morning, which say that the Player of the Year felt some discomfort after twisting his knee, with tests revealing meniscus damage.

Uruguay are hopeful he will be ready for the World Cup but the reality is that the injury could keep him sidelined for four to six weeks.

In other news, the Daily Mirror reports this morning that Liverpool are attempting to sign Barcelona forward Pedro.

The report indicates Liverpool made an approach for the 26-year-old with the La Liga club saying he could be available at the right price. Brendan Rodgers is said to be keen to add to his forward line as he looks to develop all areas of the squad, and signing Pedro would mean a third high-profile striker to go along with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

The Liverpool Echo is reporting that the club will step up its efforts to bring Swansea City’s Michel Vorm to Anfield as back up for Simon Mignolet.

Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want complacency to set in and the report indicates there are doubts over whether Brad Jones is a capable deputy for the club going forward at the highest level.

Rodgers has previously worked with Vorm at Swansea after signing the Dutchman from Utrecht.

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