Liverpool transfer round-up, Origi set to stay in France, Reds lead Bishop chase

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A selection of the latest stories in the media about Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool will not bring striker Divock Origi to the club this month according to the Daily Express, with manager Brendan Rodgers said to be backing the players at his disposal between now and the end of the season.

The Reds were in discussions to bring the Belgian to the club half a season ahead of schedule, with the forward staying at the Ligue 1 club for the season on loan as part of the deal that has made him a Liverpool player.

The report says Liverpool are now unlikely to sign anyone in the January transfer window.

However, the Daily Mirror has said the Reds are in pole position to land Ipswich Town teenager Teddy Bishop, who is rated at £10 million.

Liverpool are reported to have made an enquiry for the 18-year-old midfielder this month, with Ipswich saying he is not for sale, but the report says Ipswich's stance could soften in the summer with Brendan Rodgers determined to land the player.

Finally, Rodgers is happy with the contribution being made by forward Rickie Lambert according to the Liverpool Echo

Lambert scored his third goal for the club in the weekend's 2-0 win over Aston Villa after replacing fellow goalscorer Fabio Borini.

The Reds' boss said: “There’s been a big spotlight on Rickie which has been unfortunate for him because of the unavailability of other players and what we haven’t had.

“But he was always brought in to perform a role which is to play in games, and come on in games, and make an effect - today was the perfect example of that.

“I’m so pleased for Rickie, for a Liverpool boy to come on away from home and score in front of your own supporters must be a real special feeling.

“I could see that in him as soon as he got the ball, I was delighted for him.”

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