Former Liverpool youth player Tom Ince rejected the chance to return to Anfield in favour of a loan move to Crystal Palace, the Metro understands.
Ince’s father, and former manager at Blackpool Paul, who also used to play for the Reds, has said that there was an opportunity for the 22 year old to re-sign for the club where he began his professional career, but declined as he doesn’t yet feel ready.
Liverpool moved back in to the top four of the Premier League after edging out Stoke City in an eight-goal thriller at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
An own goal from Ryan Shawcross put the Reds in front after just five minutes, before top scorer Luis Suarez doubled their advantage shortly after the half-hour mark though goals from former Liverpool duo Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam drew the hosts’ level before half time.
Liverpool may welcome back Daniel Sturridge for Sunday afternoon’s trip to Stoke City.
The England international hasn’t played since the Meresyside derby at Goodison Park back in November, where his eighty-ninth minute equaliser salvaged a point for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
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Liverpool have slipped to fifth place in the Premier League after losing 2-1 at Chelsea – their second defeat in three days.
The Reds took the lead on three minutes through Martin Skrtel, before goals from top scorer Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o swung the game in favour of the hosts before the break, and that is how the score remained.
Liverpool moved up to second place in the Premier League after beating West Ham United 4-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Guy Demel turned into his own net to give the Reds the lead three minutes before break, before Mamadou Sakho doubled their advantage with his first goal for the club two minutes after the restart.
Real Madrid are ready to test Liverpool’s resolve by offering £20million and Karim Benzema for Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Star.
The Uruguay international still reportedly wants out of Anfied, despite hitting the ground running since returning from his tem match suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic back in April.
Brendan Rodgers will use tonight’s Capital One Cup second round tie against Notts County to field a number of his squad players.
Luis Alberto is set to make his debut for the club, while Andre Wisdom and Raheem Sterling are pushing for their first starts of the season.
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has no plans to apologise for his recent conduct, Sky Sports understands.
The Uruguay international was criticised for his behaviour by manager Brendan Rodgers last week, towards the end of a preseason which has been dominated by speculation surrounding the future of the striker.