Liverpool transfer news, club confident of Suarez stay, reportedly sounded out over Falcao

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

Liverpool are still hopeful of keeping hold of Luis Suarez according to the Liverpool Echo, with manager Brendan Rodgers preparing for the new campaign with the Uruguayan star as part of his squad.

This summer was always going to attract speculation surrounding his future, but it seems to have gathered pace ever since his two-goal display against England on Thursday evening in Sao Paulo eliminated England from the World Cup at the group stage.

The report says that Rodgers believes Suarez is happy at Anfield, and that there have been no moves from either Barcelona or Real Madrid so far. The club is expecting bids, but there have yet to be any indications from Suarez, or his representatives, that he would like a move away from Merseyside.

Another player who is attracting the attentions of Real Madrid according to the Daily Mirror is Raheem Sterling, with Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said to be a big admirer of the 19-year-old, who had a fantastic second half of the season with the Reds which resulted in his call-up to the England squad.

The report says Real will monitor his progress over the next 12 months with a view to moving for him next summer.

Liverpool are said to be 'on alert' according to the Daily Mirror over the possibility of signing Monaco's Radamel Falcao.

Falcao joined Monaco for £52 million last summer but is reportedly about to quit the club but the report indicates that he is keen for a move back to Madrid, to Real rather than Atletico.

The Colombian striker, who has missed out on the World Cup because of a knee injury which brought his season to a premature end, may catch the attentions of Manchester City and Chelsea as well as Liverpool, as his representatives look to sound out clubs.

Finally, away from transfers, and Steven Gerrard has said he will not rush into any decisions about retiring from international football.

Gerrard is 34, and it was thought this may be the last time he represents his country but he has said he is going to take time to think about it.


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