The Reds skipper's long-term ambitions will likely dictate his short-term future.
Former Rangers striker Andy Little has struggled to make an impact at Preston.
Britt Assombalonga could be approached by DR Congo ahead of their African Cup of Nations campaign.
Liverpool are reportedly ramping up their efforts to sign Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, with the teenager said to have toured the club on Wednesday.
A Mexican, Spaniard, Bosnian, Argentine and a Brazilian make up the list.
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Tottenham came close to going 1-0 up against Chelsea, only to find themselves trailing soon after.
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A new announcement trailer signals the game will be ported to Microsoft and Nintendo's consoles.
Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce says Andy Reid and Chris Cohen both want to manage in the future and they may get a chance to gain experience.
Would points systems from years gone by favour Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg more than the 2014 rules?
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