The Reds are reported to have shown interest in arsenal’s player Kieran Gibbs and are ready to have him join them in the coming season.
Liverpool want to use Gibbs to solve their troublesome left-back spot troubles. Liverpool have had issues with the position for some time now with many fans wanting a change after current incumbent Alberto Moreno poor performance in the Europa League final against Sevilla who went on to lift the trophy.
The Gunners are reported to be ready to allow the transaction go through for the 26-year-old Gibbs this summer after he lost his place to Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal. Liverpool are also considering Leicester City’s teenage left-back Ben Chilwell, even though he has made just three senior appearances for the Premier League champions. The Reds are inclined to go with the Gibbs option as he is a more experienced alternative.
Gibbs has been capped 10 times by England, has spent his entire career to date at the Emirates apart from his brief stint at Norwich City in 2007/2008 when he turned out seven times. He has played more than 200 games for The Gunners and was among the 2014 FA Cup-winning side.
Brendan Rodgers claims that Liverpool are ahead of schedule in their quest for Champions League football, though he is not surprised at how well his team are playing, the Mirror understands.
The Reds four goals at the weekend mean that they are now they highest scoring team in the English top flight, and their points tally of fifty-six is just four short of league leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium yesterday evening in a game dominated by former Reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
The England international, who moved to the Swans during the summer transfer window for around £6m, opened the scoring after just 87 seconds, but his slack backpass gave Daniel Sturridge the opportunity to get his fourth goal in four league games minutes later.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and striker Daneil Sturridge have been named Barclays Manager and Player of the month for August.
It is the second time Rodgers has received the accolade, while it is Sturridge’s first of his career.
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Daniel Sturridge is set to return to the Liverpool side for Monday evening’s match at Swansea City, the Metro understands.
The 24 year old, who has enjoyed a sensational start to the season following his match winning strikes in all three of the Reds league games so far, withdrew from the England squad for their recent World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
Arsenal appear to have entered the race to sign Luis Suarez after one bookmakers made the Emirates the Uruguayan’s most likely destination after the summer transfer window.
William Hill have slashed the odds of the Gunners signing the 26 year old to just 6/5, with Real Madrid next in the list.
Swansea City are close to completing a deal for Jonjo Shelvey after having a bid of £6million accepted by Liverpool, Sky Sports understands.
The England international is now set to discuss personal terms with the Swans and undergo a medical ahead of the proposed move.
Liverpool are set to benefit from the sale of former youth player Tom Ince, after it was revealed that there is a clause in the 21 year olds contract which guarantees his former employers 50% of any fee paid for the player.
Both Cardiff City and Swansea City have been linked with an £8million move for the midfielder, who had was also reportedly a target for the Reds back in January, though their interest has waned as the club have pursued other targets.
Swansea City are interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according the the Mirror.
The Welsh side are reportedly in talks with their former manager Brendan Rodgers, regarding the potential purchase of the England U21 midfielder, who will be allowed to go if the price is right.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, subject to international clearance.
A deal was agreed last week, with both sides waiting on paperwork before confirming the transfer.
The Spaniard, who is thought to have put pen to paper on a long term contract at Anfield, scored twelve goals in twenty-five appearances last season, helping his side retain their La Liga status against Espanyol on the final day.