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 will be without Mamadou Sakho and Joe Allen for this evening’s match against Everton – the 222nd Merseyside derby.
The pair are both nursing hamstring injuries and will miss out, along with Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger.
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.
Simon Mignolet is expected on Merseyside today to complete his £10 million pound transfer from Sunderland.
The Belgian international is due to undergo a medical at Melwood having agreed personal terms with the Reds.
It has been reported that the 24 year old will sign a five year contract, to initially battle with current first choice goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
The Mirror have reported that Brendan Rodgers is still keen to strike a deal for Blackpool’s Tom Ince, despite the player apparently believing the chance of transfer has gone.
Liverpool made efforts to resign their former youth player during the January transfer window, but were wary of splashing out £6 million on a player running into to the last year of his contract.
Liverpool manager Brendon Rodgers has revealed that he is on the lookout for “three or four” new signings in the close season.
Last summer’s transfer window ended in disappointment, with the club unable to offer any support for striker Luis Suarez after missing out on Clint Dempsey, who opted to join Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool are now seven points behind the Champions League places after squandering a two goal lead at the Emirates to draw with Arsenal.
Luis Suarez gave the Reds the lead after just five minutes following some shambolic defensive play by the hosts.