Liverpool latest: Origi deal gets nearer, Reds pull out of Moreno talks

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

Sevilla’s president has confirmed Liverpool are no longer in talks to sign left-back Alberto Moreno. The Reds were thought to be at the front of the queue to try and land an £18 million deal for the defender.

“There was interest from Liverpool but since then there are no ongoing negotiations,” he told Marca.

Liverpool are moving closer to signing Divock Origi of Lille. The striker was pictured at Liverpool's Melwood training ground today although rumours it was for a medical have been denied by Times journalist Tony Barrett. 

The Metro claims Benfica winger Lazar Markovic could have his Liverpool medical this weekend. The £20 million rated wide man is being tipped to join the Reds, as a potential sign that the club have turned their back on deals for Alexis Sanchez and Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Mirror claims Luis Suarez’s transfer to Barcelona will be completed in the next 48 hours. Suarez has been linked strongly with a move to the Nou Camp ever since he was banned for four months by FIFA for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Metro claims that Liverpool will only see £54 million of the fee agreed for Suarez up front. The paper claims that the Reds have accepted a £63 million offer for the player despite his buy-out clause being reportedly worth closer to around the £80 million mark.

Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique says the current squad is already stronger than at the end of last season, as Brendan Rodgers continues to improve the side ahead of next season.

“Hopefully with a few more additions, we can compete for good things. We have already improved the squad because we have signed players after we finished second last year,” he told the Liverpool website.

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has slammed the performance of Brazilian defender David Luiz, after his country lost 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final last night.

“In 22 years as a pundit, and 40 years in the game, I have never seen anything like it. We said before the match that David Luiz is the captain, supposed to be the leader, but he has abandoned ship I am afraid. He has disappeared,” he told BBC Sport.

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