Liverpool Latest: Reds close on two signings, bookies say Milner deal is on

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

Liverpool are thought to be closing in on deals to sign Alberto Moreno from Sevilla and Javi Manquillo from Atletico Madrid. Reports this morning suggested Liverpool’s chief executive Ian Ayre had travelled to Spain to make sure the deals for the full-backs went through.

Bookmaker Betfair has suggested that Manchester City midfielder James Milner is still on Liverpool’s radar. Betfair prices the Reds in short alongside Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to sign the England international.

Daniel Agger’s former side Brondby are reportedly pushing to re-sign the central defender. Agger has been tipped to leave the club following the arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton and captained the Reds against Brondby in a friendly earlier this summer.

Jordan Henderson has described club captain Steven Gerrard as ‘irreplaceable’. Henderson was speaking in the context of Gerrard’s decision to retire from international football.

“Let's face it, you can never replace a player like Steven Gerrard because he's probably the best player this country has ever seen - so yes, he's irreplaceable,” Henderson is quoted by the Mirror.

Henderson has also revealed his belief that the Reds will come back stronger from the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title last season.

“We were so close to winning the league. It just slipped away at the last minute and that really does hurt. But it makes you even more hungry to get back and do it all again. Hopefully we can win one [title] very soon,” he told Liverpool’s website.

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori is reportedly a loan target for German giants Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old is apparently being eyed as cover for Mats Hummels should Dortmund do a late deal with Manchester United for the World Cup winning German star.

Former Liverpool favourite John Aldridge has urged the club to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao as a replacement for Luis Suarez, who has joined Barcelona.

“Who is out there? Falcao, they're saying he had a horrendous season last year. He was a bit part of the player he was last season. If he can get back to where he was the previous season then he would be one wouldn't he?” he told Sky Sports.

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