A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Brendan Rodgers says any player joining the club this summer must be hungry to succeed and push on. The boss says he wants to make signings where the quality of the players is undoubted.
“We want to bring in players who are hungry. They must have the ambition to want to come in and succeed here. We need players who there can be no doubts about their quality,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
The Daily Post has suggested Liverpool are not expecting any bids from Real Madrid or Barcelona for striker Luis Suarez. Reports across sports sites over the last couple of days have suggested the Uruguayan could be the subject of big money offers but the DP says those reports are wide of the mark.
The Daily Star has suggested that winger target Antoine Griezmann will snub any approach from Liverpool. The Reds are thought to be one of the sides interested in the Frenchman but the national paper tips him to follow Carlos Vela’s lead and commit to current club Real Sociedad.
Jordan Henderson has revealed he thinks England’s exit from the World Cup will make him a stronger player. The Liverpool midfielder believes the experience of the tournament will do him good.
“It doesn’t really get much bigger than playing in the World Cup. It’s been an unbelievable experience, but no matter whether we’ve had highs or lows, you have to learn from it as best you can,” he said.
Juan Iturbe’s agent has revealed his client is in no rush to leave current side Hellas Verona in Italy. Iturbe has been linked routinely with an Anfield move, as Brendan Rodgers looks for players to improve his squad ahead of next season.
“They have the best young prospect in the world. Why should they accept an offer from another club that does not suit them?” Gustavo Mascardi told CdS.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he needs more time to consider his England future. There have been calls for Gerrard to retire following England’s disappointing campaign in Brazil.
“I spoke to the manager this morning and asked him for some time over the summer to consider my future. I certainly won’t be rushing into any decision,” said Gerrard.
The skipper has also urged the younger members of the England World Cup squad to forget about the pressure and negativity attached with the early exit.
“The players have to accept that, cope with it, move forward and try to do everything they can in their power to make sure when they are picked for another tournament that their experiences are a lot better than the one we have just experienced,” he told Standard Sport.