Liverpool latest: Including Downing for England call and Allen in Wales Squad

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has suggested Stewart Downing is playing well enough to earn an England recall. The squads for the next round of World Cup qualifiers are announced tomorrow and Rodgers has suggested that Downing could be among those named by Roy Hodgson.

Joe Allen has been named in the Wales squad to play Scotland and Croatia in the next wave of World Cup qualifying matches. That is despite the fact Allen has a shoulder injury, which Liverpool have revealed will keep him out of action for around three months.

Stewart Downing has revealed that he is desperate to put together a consistent run of form in the Liverpool side. Downing has started to hit his best form after he was told he was free to leave the club last January. He bagged a goal in the club’s last Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Pepe Reina is on course to be fit for the weekend visit to Southampton. The Spanish shot stopper has been struggling with a calf problem, which kept him out of the win against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. It’s a big boost for the club ahead of the match.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed he is looking to bring in three to four new players this summer, of a similar quality to Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho. Rodgers has revealed his summer plans early as Liverpool look to consolidate as a top six Premier League side, pushing for Champions League football.

Brendan Rodgers is prepared for a competitive summer transfer window. He has revealed that he has first choice targets in mind but also has back up players, if Liverpool are forced to miss out on their first choices due to impending financial restraints across the club.

Liverpool are reportedly ready to bring Kevin Gameiro to the club from Paris Saint-Germain. The club were linked with the forward last January but he is thought to be one of a few players Brendan Rodgers is keen on bringing to the club during the summer transfer window.

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly says he’s aiming to be fit by the end of the season. Kelly has been out of action with a long term problem but has revealed he is aiming to play alongside Jamie Carragher just once more before he retires from professional football.

Jose Enrique has become the latest Liverpool star to liken Luis Suarez to Lionel Messi of Barcelona. The Spanish left back has suggested Suarez has the same sort of effect for Liverpool, as Messi continues to have playing for Barcelona, possibly the best team in the world.

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