Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been ruled out for two months with knee ligament damage, the Express understands.
The Brazil international picked up the injury twenty minutes after coming on as a substitute in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy, according to TalkSport.
The 20 year old has been regularly been linked with a move away from the San Siro, despite insisting that he is happy at the club.
Liverpool are keen on beating Chelsea to the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, according to the Daily Star.
The 31 year old is unlikely to be offered an extension to his contract, which is set to expire in the summer, following the arrival of a number of new midfielders during the summer.