Liverpool media round-up: Sterling could get £4m windfall, backroom staff to be confirmed

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

Raheem Sterling could be in line for a £4 million cut of agents' fees if Manchester City meet the £50 million asking price for the winger, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The Telegraph also reports that City are on the verge of making a third bid for the 20-year-old after having two offers rejected by Liverpool, with the player having refused to sign a new contract at Anfield.

Today is the first day of pre-season with many of Liverpool's new signings reporting to Melwood ahead of the start of the new campaign. 

The Guardian reports that Sterling is expected to report to training despite the ongoing saga surrounding his future, and claims the Reds are still keen to land Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke - but are reluctant to meet the £32.5 million asking price.

The Daily Mirror reports that Danny Ings has cut his holiday short to get to work on Merseyside. The 22-year-old was entitled to a little more time off after participating in England's European under-21 Championship campaign.

A fee has yet to be agreed for Ings after signing for Liverpool because he was out of contract at Burnley, but given he is under 23, a compensation fee has to be paid - with Burnley trying to hold out for around £8 million.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are to confirm their changes to their backroom staff today with Sean O'Driscoll expected to be confirmed as the new assistant manager, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The paper says Pep Lijnders will have a more senior role in the backroom staff - centred around elite player development, while another coach is expected to be appointed, with the Daily Mail linking former players Sami Hyypia and Bolo Zenden with possible coaching roles ahead of the new season. 

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