Liverpool media round-up: Gomez could start at Stoke, struggle to offload Balotelli, Borini and Jose Enrique

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

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is in line for his full debut against Stoke City on Sunday, according to both the Liverpool Echo and Daily Telegraph.

Gomez, who signed for £3.5 million from Charlton Atheltic during the summer, has been impressive during the Reds' pre-season games, and is likely to be given the nod at left-back ahead of Alberto Moreno.

The 18-year-old told the Echo that he wouldn't be fazed by starting at the Britannia Stadium, saying: “I just have to keep working hard to get in the team. That’s my aim to try and play at Stoke.

“If I do start then I’m confident in my ability and I’ll do my best to help the team."

With Moreno set to be overlooked for the opening game of the season, the Daily Mirror has reported that the Spaniard's future is in doubt, and could cut their losses this summer - with old club Sevilla interested along with Roma.

The paper reports that Rodgers has had doubts about the Spaniard's defensive ability after a mixed first season at Anfield.

The Telegraph is reporting that Liverpool are finding it very difficult to offload the unwanted trio of Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique after it was made clear they are surplus to requirements at Anfield.

The report says that Balotelli is attracting the interest of Serie A side Lazio but they are prepared to wait until the outcome of their Champions League qualifier before they possibly make a move for the forward - who has only scored four goals for Liverpool since his arrival from AC Milan last summer. 

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