Liverpool transfer news, Real to cool interest on Suarez? Goalkeeper subject to bid

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A selection of the latest transfer stories and more involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez may not be wanted by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti according to a report in El Confidencial in Spain.

Suarez has been linked with a move to the European Champions, and it seemed as though Liverpool were braced for a summer of speculation surrounding the Uruguayan - who tried to force a move away last summer before committing himself to the club in December.

But Ancelotti seemingly doesn't want to upset the make-up of his attack with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale also in the side, the report suggests, and is pleased with Karim Benzema as his main striker. 

One transfer report that started circulating yesterday evening was that Arsenal are going to make a £5 million bid for goalkeeper Pepe Reina, according to the Metro.

Reina spent the last season on loan at Napoli working under former Reds boss Rafa Benitez, who earlier told TalkSport that the Serie A side can't afford Reina's wages, and that he will return to Merseyside to fight for his place.

Away from transfers, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has had praise heaped upon him from perhaps an unlikely source - Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Rooney has praised the Liverpool boss for getting the best out of Daniel Sturridge, who scored 21 Premier League goals for the Reds last season.

The United striker, who will link up with Sturridge in England's first World Cup game against Italy in Manaus, is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: 

"He has turned into a top, top striker and it's great to see.

"Brendan Rodgers deserves a lot of credit for his progress.

"He's been at Man City, went on loan Bolton and didn't get a chance at Chelsea, where he played out wide on the right and then was left out of the team.

"He went to Liverpool and played almost every game. His goalscoring record is incredible. He's unpredictable, and that makes him hard to mark for defenders."

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