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Liverpool latest: Ljajic links, Rodgers on 'exciting' Ibe

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

The Express claims Liverpool will compete for AS Roma winger Adam Ljajic. The paper claims the Serbian will be told he can leave by the Serie A club with both Premier League giants thought to be interested.

The same paper has also confirmed that Juan Iturbe has linked up with Roma, having previously been linked with a move to Anfield. The Serie A side have reportedly paid £22 million to secure his transfer from Hellas Verona.

Brendan Rodgers has described Jordon Ibe as an exciting talent after he impressed in the 2-1 friendly defeat against FC Brondby in Denmark.

“It's going to be interesting for me to look at his development over pre-season. You saw tonight that he's a really exciting young player. He's still only 18 years of age,” said the boss.

Daniel Agger has described Luis Suarez’s departure from the club as ‘natural’. Suarez has joined Barcelona in a huge £75 million deal and Agger has claimed it’s simply part of the game.

“Players come and go so that's natural. Money has a lot to say in football so the move is natural. Someone else has to take over,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

Agger has also played down the idea he could leave the club this summer, with several sides thought to be interested in the centre-back.

“I have thought about it. A lot actually. But I'm here now and that is what I'm focused on. As for the rumours, don't believe everything you hear,” said the Dane.

Rodgers has insisted that the defender is still important to his vision for the first team, describing the Dane as an excellent player with priceless experience.

“Daniel is one of a number of excellent players that we have playing at the back - He's at a good age, 29, and his experience can be good for us this season,” commented the manager.

Brendan Rodgers has suggested there’s no point dwelling on the exit of Suarez, suggesting the Reds need to move on quickly.

“We did everything we could as a club to keep Luis. He wanted to go and play in Spain, and unfortunately when a player no longer wants to play for you, we need as a club to look at it,” said the boss.

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