Liverpool latest: Real Madrid give up on Suarez? Rodgers opens bidding for two targets

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

Real Madrid appear to have given up hope of signing Luis Suarez from Liverpool this summer. The latest reports suggest Los Blancos are ready to try and poach Sergio Aguero away from Premier League champions Manchester City in a possible £60 million deal.

The Metro claims Liverpool have made an offer of £16 million plus Suso for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno. Moreno has also been linked with Chelsea and the Spanish press has previously claimed that he would prefer a move to Real Madrid, to play under Carlo Ancelotti.

The Express claims that another player Liverpool have submitted an offer for is Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The Reds were linked with the wide man towards the back end of last season and the paper suggests they’ve made an initial £15 million offer.

Shaqiri has admitted that a move to the Premier League is possible, as he doesn’t want to maintain a position on the Bayern Munich bench next season.

“It is clear that I cannot continue this way. If nothing changes, I will need to change some things myself,” he told 20 Minuten.

Liverpool have been warned by Southampton in their pursuit of England midfielder Adam Lallana. The Saints have made it clear they’re not in a hurry to do big deals for their key players following the departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham.

“It's very clear that we are in control of all the player transfers. All the top players are under long-term contracts,” said Saints chairman Ralph Krueger.

Liverpool have been offered fresh hope of doing a deal for Feyenoord youngster Jordy Clasie. The player’s agent has confirmed that no contact has been made with Manchester United over a move. Liverpool are one of the sides to have been linked with signing him.

“There has been no contact recently with the Viola [Fiorentina] or with the Red Devils [Manchester United] and neither with other clubs,” Wessel Weezenberg told calciomercato.

In other news, former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has admitted that he watched footage of himself when he played for the Reds, to try and help turn around his form at Chelsea.

“At one point, I even sat myself down to watch videos of my goals: I wanted to understand what I was doing before when I was scoring,” he told So Foot.

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