Saturday’s biggest Liverpool gossip and transfer rumours.
Liverpool’s owners are prepared to keep forward Raheem Sterling, 20, in the reserves rather than allow him to leave for below their valuation, the Daily Mirror reports.
Sterling has been continually linked with a move to Manchester City recently, but they are yet to stump up a number that the Reds are happy with.
Sterling has returned for pre-season training having called in sick for two sessions – but it remains to be seen whether he will take part in the club’s pre-season tour, which begins on Sunday, The Guardian reports.
This could prompt the Reds to seek advice from the PFA over the appropriate course of action to take.
Martin Skrtel has committed his long term future to Liverpool, by signing a new three year contract, the Daily Mirror reports.
The experienced defender joins the likes of Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Ibe and Jon Flanagan in agreeing extended contracts, as the Reds secure all their best young players’ futures.
New Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has vowed to use Steven Gerrard as inspiration in his new role, the Daily Star reports.
The former Sunderland midfielder was announced as the Kop’s new leader on the field on Friday.
Glen Johnson is having a medical ahead of a move to Stoke City, Sky Sports sources understand.
Johnson, 30, was released by Liverpool at the end of last season despite claiming more of a regular role in Brendan Rodgers’ side over the last two months.