Liverpool round-up: Early team news and Spanish midfielder Sergi Darder linked

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Liverpool

Liverpool take on Crystal Palace later today with the Reds’ hopes of finishing in the top four all but over. Two comprehensive wins accompanied by two big defeats for Manchester United would turn things round, but manager Brendan Rodgers will know that is unlikely at this stage.

In early team news, the BBC reports that Steven Gerrard will be given a guard of honour in what will be his final Anfield appearance before he moves to the MLS.

Mamadou Sakho is back in training after the Frenchman missed over a month of the campaign, but it remains to be seen if he will be fit enough to feature today.

For Palace, Jason Puncheon is tipped to start following his goal-scoring appearance as a substitute last weekend.

In other news, Sportmediaset reports that Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in signing Malaga midfielder Sergi Darder.

The 21-year-old central midfielder has featured 65 times for his current club, scoring five goals and providing three assists to date.

This season he has played 35 matches, becoming an integral part of the Malaga side.

Liverpool will need to strengthen again this summer, but their fans will no doubt want to see experienced stars coming in alongside any younger additions.

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