Liverpool transfer news: Reds hierarchy prepared to play Sterling in reserves; four-way race for Llorente

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According to a report from the Telegraph, Liverpool face a fight to sign Juventus striker Fernando Llorente this summer.

The Spanish international has had a disappointing spell in Serie A after previously impressing for Athletic Bilbao, leading Liverpool to be linked with the 30-year-old.

However, the Telegraph claims Monaco, FC Porto and Sevilla are also interested in a player who could add something different to the Reds’ forward-line.

They may already have Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino to score the goals for them, but if the Llorente rumours are true then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers clearly has designs on scoring his way back into the top four.

In other news, the Mirror claims Liverpool’s owners are prepared to let Raheem Sterling play for the reserves rather than sell him on the cheap this summer.

The England international is said to be a major target for Manchester City with a £40million offer (plus £4million in add-ons) being readied but the Reds hierarchy reportedly want no less than £50million for the 20-year-old who is contracted to the club until the summer of 2017.

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