Liverpool Latest: Suarez fitness boost, Barca enter race for Lovren

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

Luis Suarez is back in training with Uruguay ahead of their first World Cup game against Costa Rica. The Liverpool striker has been suffering with a knee problem and his recovery from surgery threatened to keep him out of the game against England this Thursday.

Catalan newspaper Sport has suggested Liverpool will need to move quickly to sign Croatian defender Dejan Lovren due to interest from Barcelona. The Southampton star has been linked with an Anfield move, but Barcelona are now reportedly considering him as a defensive addition this summer.

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for long term Chelsea target Max Meyer. The FC Schalke teenager has been linked with a move to West London, but Liverpool are now thought to be interested. The Express claims Brendan Rodgers is keen on an initial £8 million approach.

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez has urged another Liverpool target to stay at the club. Adam Lallana has been periodically linked with a move to Anfield.

“You don't want to see players going and the team being taken apart. You can sometimes never stop it, it is one of those things so I'm trying not to think about it and hopefully we will have everyone at pre-season,” said the England international.

The Daily Mail claimed earlier that Liverpool were closing in on a deal for the £3.5 million rated MK Dons star Dele Alli. The Reds have opened talks with the third tier side and the eventual fee could rise to £8 million.

High street bookmaker Ladbrokes has tipped Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina to join Arsenal ahead of next season. Reina is due back at Liverpool after the World Cup, but his future at Anfield is thought to be untenable due to the progress and development of Simon Mignolet.

Mignolet believes that the experience of playing at the World Cup will benefit Liverpool will the focus switches back to domestic football ahead of next season.

“It can only be a good thing for Liverpool to have so many players included in the (England) squad and Jon Flanagan also picked up his first cap in preparation,” he’s quoted by the Liverpool website.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says Brendan Rodgers deserves credit for the way he’s develop Daniel Sturridge as a player.

“He has turned into a top, top striker and it’s great to see. Brendan Rodgers deserves a lot of credit for his progress,” said Rooney.

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