Liverpool latest: Lallana to force move? Sevilla to play hard ball over Moreno price

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

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana is reportedly considering a transfer request to force a move away from the South coast club. Liverpool have been linked with a move for the England international in a deal which could be worth anywhere between £25-30 million.

Sevilla president Jose Castro has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in signing left-back Alberto Moreno. Several reports have suggested that the two parties are close to announcing a deal.

“It's true that there's interest from Liverpool and we're waiting to see if that turns into a reality, which right now, it isn't - Whoever wants to leave can do so, but we'll be the ones setting the prices,” he told Sevilla’s TV channel.

Reports earlier today suggested that Liverpool were getting ready to try and hijack Arsenal’s deal for Toulouse defender Serge Aurier. Aurier recently revealed that he’s likely to join Arsenal, but the Reds appear to have made a last gasp effort to stop that from happening.

TalkSPORT has reported that Liverpool are ready to bring Javier Mascherano back to Anfield. The Argentine midfielder has been linked with a Liverpool return after reports from Spain suggested doubt over his Barcelona future towards the back end of last season.

Daniel Sturridge has slammed former club Chelsea by revealing he didn’t think he was given enough of a chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge.

“I didn’t get the opportunity, regardless of what people say. I’m a central striker, and at Chelsea, I didn’t start a single game in the Premier League as a striker,” he told LFC TV.

In other news, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has told England how to deal with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez at the World Cup. Suarez will face several of his Liverpool teammates when England face Uruguay.

“You need to forget he's your team-mate and you need to kick him,” said Poyet.

Liverpool legend Sami Hyypia is being linked with a move to Championship side Brighton. The coach has been out of work since he was sacked by Bayer Leverkusen last season and he could take on the challenge of trying to drive Brighton into the Premier League.

BBC Radio pundit Pat Nevin has suggested that Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling should start ahead of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for England at the World Cup. Nevin blasted Rooney in a radio broadcast stating ‘I can’t believe how poor you’ve been’.

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