Liverpool morning news, Reds chase Portuguese starlet, Valdes update

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool are said to be tracking Portuguese starlet Fabio Sturgeon according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

The 20-year-old is said to be attracting interest from Benfica but the midfielder is said to be more interested in a move to the Premier League.

The Belenenses midfielder is said to be worth around £2.4 million.

The agent of goalkeeper Victor Valdes has denied the Spaniard has turned down a four day trial at the club to prove his fitness.

Valdes is a free agent after his contract ended at Barcelona, and a serious knee injury prevented a big money move to Monaco.

Brendan Rodgers is keen to add the experienced goalkeeper to his ranks in order to provide competittion for Simon Mignolet, but a deal won't be struck until Valdes has been able to prove his fitness - in either late October or early November according to the Liverpool Echo.

Valdes agent Gines Carvajal said: “Liverpool has not offered training for four days. We have not rejected the offer because it is false.”

Liverpool's record goalscorer Ian Rush has backed the club's form to pick up after the international break when Daniel Sturridge returns to fitness.

Sturridge has been absent since picking up a thigh injury on international duty in September, and the Reds' form has seemingly suffered as a result.

Rush is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “We have missed Daniel, he’s a quality player. With the international week, there’s even more time for him to come back from his injury."

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