Liverpool latest: Manquillo talk grows, Shaqiri rules out move

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

Spanish newspaper Marca has claimed Liverpool have sealed the signing of Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid. The 20-year-old right-back has secured a two seasons long loan deal with an option for the club to make the move permanent when it expires.

Xherdan Shaqiri has denied speculation that he will leave Bayern Munich this summer. The Swiss has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Juventus but denied the rumours on Facebook.

“It is the time of year when much is written, but as we all know, there is very little truth behind it,” he posted.

Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand. Tottenham Hotspur’s signing of Ben Davies has placed the Reds under pressure to sign a left sided defender and Bertrand is now the priority according to reports.

The Express claims Arsenal have launched an £8 million bid for Liverpool target Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian attacking midfielder has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, with Inter Milan reportedly interested in taking him from Hoffenheim to Serie A.

Fabio Borini suffered a should injury as Liverpool lost 1-0 to Roma on their pre-season tour of the USA. The Italian international has been linked with a move away from the club but Brendan Rodgers has played down talking about his exit.

“With regards his future we will wait and see. We've had a substantial bid and it is something he is thinking about with his representatives but at the moment he is training and working with Liverpool,” said Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed his transfer strategy for the rest of the summer, suggesting he won’t make signings and spend cash for the sake of doing so.

“You only spend the money if the players are there. The money is there if the right players are available. What we can’t do is spend for the sake of it. The players we’ve brought in were players we wanted anyway,” he told the Express.

Rodgers has also piled the praise onto midfielder Philippe Coutinho following his performance in the friendly defeat against Roma.

“Coutinho is the brain in our team, the continuity player. He might not score many goals, but he’s a wonderful reference for our team,” he told Liverpool’s website.

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