Liverpool transfers news, Reds on alert for Italian winger, another twist in goalkeeper's future?

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A selection of the latest transfer news and more involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool are said to be on alert for Antonio Candreva, after comments from the Lazio player appeared to express his desire to play Champions League football according to the Daily Express.

Candreva was part of the Italy side that overcame England 2-1 in Manaus on Saturday night in their World Cup opener, and would cost at least £20 million. 

He's quoted, saying: "A player's ambitions are to do good things and to play at the best clubs and to play in the Champions League.

"I hope to play a good World Cup, then I'll be happy about what will happen."

The Daily Star has a piece on Pepe Reina, which cites reports in Italy suggesting he could make his loan move to Napoli permanent after all, despite Head Coach Rafa Benitez saying the Serie A side couldn't afford his wages last week.

However, the report says that with a knee injury suffered by Napoli's second choice goalkeeper Rafael Cabral, and him not being fit for the start of the new season, may lead to talks opening for a permanent deal for Reina.

If he were to return to Merseyside he would have a tough task taking the starting spot off Simon Mignolet with manager Brendan Rodgers said to want the Belgian to be his number one goalkeeper for a number of years to come.

Away from transfers, England manager Roy Hodgson has said that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez isn't truly world class until he produces at the World Cup, despite his impressive goalscoring record for both club and country.

England face Uruguay in a crucial Group D match on Thursday evening in Sao Paulo, with both sides having lost their opener, losing is not an option.

Hodgson said: "I think he will only be at that level when he shows it on this particular stage.

"He has got the potential. He is a wonderful footballer.

"But if you are really going to put him up there with (Diego) Maradona, Pele, (Franz) Beckenbauer and (Johan) Cruyff, and (Andrea) Pirlo, this is the stage you have got to do it on really.

"You can be a great player in your league but for the world to recognise you are one of the all-time greats you have got to do it at the World Cup."

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