Liverpool latest: Duo linked with January exits as Borini targets first team place

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Many of Liverpool's players are currently away on international duty, and Spanish Under-21 star Suso has been speaking about his relationship with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. Suso, formerly of Cadiz, has been capped by Spain at every youth level, and he says that Rodgers is very similar to Spanish coaches in the way that his training sessions focus on playing with the ball at the feet of the players.

"I look at him and I see him as similar to a Spanish coach," said the playmaker. "All the work we do in training is with the ball. Every time he asks us to do something it’s with the ball. He wants us to play with the ball, never play a long ball and for me that’s really good because that’s my philosophy. When I go away with Spain it’s more or less the same."

"He has done really well since he came here. When he first came he had to change some things and improve the team, which takes a long time, but now we can see all the things he was working with in the past is working now. It’s a Spanish philosophy to play; you always want the ball, don’t lose it and give it to the opposition. It’s really good for me and the team."

Whilst Suso is happy under Rodgers, speculation continues to suggest that a move to AC Milan is on the cards. Today, rumours were rife that Milan are poised to snap up the Spaniard either for a nominal fee or on a pre-contract agreement in January.

The transfer news continues to flood in even with the transfer window now over after last Monday's shenanigans. With Javier Manquillo signed and John Flanagan returning from injury, question marks are rightly surrounding the future of Glen Johnson. The England international is out of contract next summer and Serie A giants Juventus are hoping to snap him up for a cut-price fee in January, according to reports.

Finally, striker Fabio Borini remains at Anfield after rejecting deadline day moves to both QPR and Sunderland. With Daniel Sturridge nursing an injury, the Italian has a chance to stake a claim for a first team spot - and the former Chelsea forward is just glad that his future is settled; for now at least. 

"The transfer market has been like a storm," said Borini. "Now that it’s over, I have no problems. This summer there has been many rumours. My wish is to play in a top club and Liverpool are a top club so there have never been any real problems. I know my aims and how I can achieve them. Staying at Liverpool is one of them. I’m in a big side who try to win each competition. And that is where I want to be.”

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