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Rodgers still waiting for Suarez apology

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that there can be “no solution” to the clubs dispute with Luis Suarez as long as the striker refuses to apologise, Sky Sports understands.

The Reds boss believes that the Uruguay international has shown “total disrespect” to the Merseyside club by attempting to force through a move to Arsenal.

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Newcastle condsidering Downing move

Stewart Downing is set to become the latest player to be moved on by Brendan Rodgers, with Newcastle United hopeful of agreeing a cut-price deal for the winger, according to the Express.

The 29 year old was told by Rodgers last autumn that he was free to find a new club, but the winger managed to force his way back into the Reds first team during the second half of the season.

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Barnes: Reds should sell Suarez

Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged his former club to part company with want-away striker Luis Suarez as soon as possible, the Metro has reported.

The Uruguay international has recently been the subject of two bids from Arsenal, who remain hopeful of striking a deal for the 26 year old, though the Reds are reluctant to begin negotiations.

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Suarez happy with Arsenal interest

Luis Suarez has been encouraged by Arsenal’s interest in him, distancing himself from claims he made stating that he would only be interested in a move away from England, the Daily Mail understands.

The 26 year old told Uruguayan radio station 890 that “there are two or three teams that are possibilities” as he considers his options ahead of the new season, with Chelsea also reportedly interested.

Suarez’s preference would be a move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants are yet to make their interest known.

Meanwhile, Stewart Downing has told Sky Sports that he welcomes the competition for places at the club following the arrivals of Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto.

Both Spaniards will be competing for a wide berth next season, though it remains to be seen if Downing will still be with the club following West Ham United’s reported interest in the England international.

Elsewhere, the club have rejected a loan approach from Bolton Wanderers for midfielder Raheem Sterling.

However, one Reds player who has been sent to the Championship to get some more first team experience is striker Michael Ngoo, who has joined newly promoted Yeovil Town for the forthcoming season.

The 20 year old spent the second half of last season at Scottish Premier League side Hearts, scoring five goals in sixteen appearances.

Liverpool hold talks with Suarez’s agent

Liverpool have held emergency talks with Luis Suarez’s agent after rejecting a £30m bid for the Uruguay international from Arsenal, according to the Metro.

The club reportedly called the meeting with Pere Guardiola, the strikers trusted representative, to discuss what happens next following the 26 year olds claims that he wants a move away from Anfield.

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Liverpool set for summer clear out

Liverpool have no intentions to send Stewart Downing out on loan next season, with winger leading a list of players reportedly heading for Anfield exit door.

The Mirror claim that Fulham want to take the England international on short term deal, but the club are only willing to listen to permanent offers for they player the paid £20 million for two years ago.

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Carragher bows out with a victory

Jamie Carragher’s final game for Liverpool ended in victory as the Reds edged past relegated Queens Park Rangers at Anfield.

Philippe Coutinho’s strike, appropriately after 23 minutes, secured all three points for the club, who finished on 61 points, their best total in three years.

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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.

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Reds up to sixth

Liverpool have moved above local rivals Everton following an impressive come-from-behind victory over in form Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

The Reds took the lead on 21 minutes when neat built up play from Philippe Coutinho and Jose Enrique provided Luis Suarez with his twenty-eighth goal of the season, though Spurs levelled through defender Jan Vertonghen on the stroke of half time.

The Belgian grabbed a second eight minutes after the break to give Spurs a 2-1 lead, though a poor backpass from Kyle Walker gifted Stewart Downing an equaliser with just over twenty minutes left to play.

Steven Gerrard then fired the winner from the penalty spot after Benoit Assou-Ekotto then fouled Suarez in the box on 82 minutes, moving Liverpool to within two points of fifth place Arsenal, and seven behind the Champions League places.

After the game, skipper Gerrard declared that Suarez would “be the best player to have not won an award” should he not be crowned PFA or Football Writers Player of the Year.

The Uruguayan is currently second favourite with the bookmakers, behind Spurs’ Gareth Bale.

Elsewhere, the club have been linked with a move for Valencia’s defensive midfielder Sofiane Feghouli.

The Mirror report that the Reds scouts have been watching the 23 year old, who has 8 caps for Algeria.

Liverpool set for West Brom clash

Liverpool are set to have both Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling available for tonight’s visit of West Bromwich Albion.

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho could also feature after training with his new team mates.

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