Liverpool morning news, no move for Ochoa, Jones seeks new deal

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Christmas Eve morning.

Liverpool are not pursuing the signature of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa according to the Guardian, despite reports suggesting the Reds could agree a £3 million deal for him.

Their report says that manager Brendan Rodgers is an admirer of Petr Cech but acknowledges that it's unlikely that Chelsea will sell to the Reds as they look for a solution to their goalkeeping situation.

As it stands, Brad Jones is the man between the posts having started the last three games, as he takes the spotlight off Simon Mignolet.

The Australian is aiming to secure a new contract at Anfield, with his current deal running out in the summer, and has said the relationship between himself and Mignolet is a good one.

He said: "We are old enough to know there is nothing petty between players. It is the manager’s decision. We just crack on in training and work as hard as we can. We want to improve each other. Whoever is playing, we want results and we want to get the team up the table. As soon as we start moving up the table, everyone is happy.”

Midfielder Emre Can could be considered for a call up to the Germany squad according to the Daily Mirror.

Can has yet to hold down a regular starting place at Anfield since his £9.75 million move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Liverpool are putting the finishing touches together for a deal to try and bring Fernando Torres back to the club according to the Daily Star.

Torres has been in poor form ever since leaving Liverpool nearly four years ago for Chelsea, and his form hasn't picked up at AC Milan. Given the poor form of the Reds' forwards so far this season, it would represent a huge, and a bit of a baffling gamble if the Reds were to take a chance on the 30-year-old Spaniard.

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