A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Liverpool have completed the £10 million signing of Belgian youngster Divock Origi from Lille. The teenager has signed a five-year contact with the club and the deal includes an option for him to stay with Lille on loan for the coming season.
"I am very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me. I'm very excited. I know it's a club with a great history, great fans and a lot of great players," said Origi.
Another player the Reds may struggle to get their hands on is Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony. Reports have suggested Liverpool could take another look at signing the striker after Loic Remy failed a medical ahead of a move. Swansea boss Garry Monk has said Liverpool need to produce an ‘astronomical offer’.
TalkSPORT has pointed to Spanish newspaper Sport, which has suggested Daniel Agger could be the subject of interest from Barcelona yet again. Barca have been frequently linked with the Danish defender, who could leave the club following a deal for Dejan Lovren from Southampton.
Marco Reus’ agent has confirmed that the Borussia Dortmund star is wanted by several top European clubs. Liverpool are reported to be one of those clubs as speculation goes on that they could make a move for the German in the future.
“Marco would make any big European team stronger. That’s why it’s completely normal that a number of these major European teams are interested in signing him,” Dirk Hebel told Bild.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s representative says any move away from Bayern Munich is on ice as the winger mulls over his future at Bayern Munich. Shaqiri is reportedly in talks with Bayern over his future.
“There are currently no talks with other clubs. Our main partner in talks is Bayern Munich, and we have put talks with other clubs on ice,” said Erdin Shaqiri.
Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool can fill the void which has been created following the sale of Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan moved to Barcelona earlier in the summer for £75 million.
“In terms of next season for the goals, I’ll step up myself and everyone has to. It’s everyone’s job to do that, the new boys who have come in as well as the players who have been there all season. We will move forward as a team,” said the striker.
Jordan Henderson has revealed his excitement about new signing Lazar Markovic. Markovic has already made his debut (against Olympiacos) for the club following his £20 million move from Benfica.
“I thought Lazar was brilliant. Obviously it was only his first game but he gelled well. He got on the ball, took players on and looked really lively,” said Henderson.
“If they don’t sign another centre-forward they’ll struggle to get back into the top four. There doesn’t seem to be anybody available who has Loic Remy’s track record,” said Nicol.