A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers may switch his focus from signing Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana. The Reds are thought to be unwilling to budge from an offer of £25 million with the Saints holding out for their top end valuation of close to £30 million.
Liverpool have made an official bid for Emre Can according to German tabloid Bild. The Bayer Leverkusen star is a £10 million target for the Merseysiders although a deal is far from straight forward. Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich have a buy-back option on the player having sold him last summer.
Real Madrid remain linked with a move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Differing sources in Spain have suggested that the Uruguayan is Real’s preferred choice over Argentina striker and Manchester City star Sergio Aguero. Liverpool’s position and opinion on Suarez remains unchanged.
TalkSPORT has suggested Liverpool could go after a deal for Real Madrid defender Marcelo. The Brazilian is thought to be open to a move away from the Bernabeu after losing his place to Fabio Coentrao last season. TalkSPORT suggests the Reds will have to beat Serie A champions Juventus to his signature.
Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan says he’s ready to realise his England dream. Flanagan is currently in the United States with England preparing for the World Cup and could make his senior debut in one of the friendly games against Ecuador or Honduras.
“There are another two games before we go home (Flanagan is a standby player) so if I get the chance to make my debut it will be a dream come true,” he’s quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with an unlikely move for Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson. Johnson was one of the Reds’ most consistent players following his return from injury over the second half of last season. Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be keen on making a £15 million offer.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says he and his England colleagues are going to practice penalties at the World Cup in Brazil. England get their campaign under way when they face Uruguay on June 14.
“We are going to practise penalties a lot but it is a difficult situation to put into words and describe it. There is a lot of pressure,” Gerrard told BBC’s 5Live.
Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling has been rated as England’s most valuable player in a study by Football Observatory. If Sterling were sold today, FO claims Sterling would be worth £36.6 million, putting him ahead of Everton’s Ross Barkley and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.