Liverpool to miss out on Ajax defender

Liverpool look set to miss out on signing Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, with the 24 year likely to instead join Roma.

The Reds had hoped to secure the Belgian internationals services for next season, as they look to rebuild their defence, though manager Brendan Rodgers may now have to focus on other targets.

Elsewhere, Stewart Downing has expressed his desire to stay at Anfield, despite being told he could move on earlier in the season.

The England international hopes that his improved form in the second half of the season has convinced the club of his worth.
Former Liverpool defender Phil Babb has been appointed manager of Conference South side Hayes and Yeading.

It is the first managerial appointment for the 42 year old, who made 128 league appearances for the Reds between 1994 and 2000.

Meanwhile, Liverpool could break a club record in Sunday’s game against Fulham.

The Reds have scored 35 goals on the road this season, and two more against Martin Jol’s men at the weekend would beat the clubs previous best tally.

Steven Gerrard and Daniel Agger are both set to miss the final two games of the season, along with the suspended Luis Suarez.

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