Liverpool transfer news, links with goalkeeper after Brazil display, Sterling on Rooney

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A selection of the latest transfer reports and more this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool have been linked with Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa by the Daily Express, after he put in a terrific performance to earn his country a 0-0 draw against host nation Brazil in their World Cup match.

The goalkeeper, who is available on a free transfer after his contract at Ligue 1 side Ajaccio expired, said he would prefer to stay in France, but feels he needs to play at Champions League level, with Arsenal also linked with the 28-year-old.

The Express have picked up on quotes from L'Equipe, where he said: "My priority is to stay in France, but I am open to any propositions.

“I have improved in the last three years, most notably in handling the pace of games.

“But I was used to top competition when I played in Mexico. I now need to play in the Champions League to be sure of my level."

It is of little surprise that he has been linked with several clubs following his man of the match display against the hosts in the World Cup, but given that he stated Ligue 1 is his priority, it looks doubtful any such deal will materialise.

Raheem Sterling has been telling the press about how much of a help Wayne Rooney has been during his time at the World Cup so far, and says he is learning all the time from the under-fire Manchester United striker.

Sterling said: “He just says to relax, express yourself and enjoy the game, really, and not to think too much about what is going on and to just play your normal game and you’ll be fine. Some of the stuff he does with the ball, you try to take little clips out of his play and try to really learn from that.

“He is a world-class player, I’ve watched him growing up. He is someone I looked up to so to have trained with him at this camp has been a real honour, really.

“He works really hard and is always improving as well, so for someone like that for me to look up to I am really glad to have him the team.”

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