Liverpool news – Reds get Coentrao boost, N’Gog can leave, Flanagan delight at award

N’Gog can leave.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool striker David N’Gog can leave the club, but only for £8 million.

The 22-year-old Frenchman is seeking regular first team football and the Reds are prepared to let the striker go, with a high amount of clubs making enquiries about N’Gog. However, none of these bids have met the valuation that Liverpool have placed on the 22 year old, who the Reds believe is a relatively experienced Premier League striker. Since his £1.5 million move from PSG three years ago, N’Gog has scored 19 goals in 94 Liverpool appearances, but has seen his chances severely limited by the arrival of strikers Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January.

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Reds get Coentrao go-ahead.

Another one of Liverpool’s many rumoured transfer targets, Fabio Coentrao, will be allowed to leave his current club for Benfica, but only for £26 million.

Sky Sports reports that the Portuguese left back is linked with a summer switch to numerous top European sides, but Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira does not want to let Coentrao leave for anything less than the valuation he has set. Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha has reported that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has tabled a bid for the 23 year old and Benfica have accepted and are currently in negotiations with the Reds over the sale of Coentrao.

Flanagan delight at award.

18-year-old Liverpool full-back John Flanagan has spoken of his delight at being named reserve team player of the year.

Flanagan had an outstanding season at the Reds, breaking in to the first team at the latter end of the season and impressing manager Kenny Dalglish with a string of impressive performances. The full back is currently with the England under 19 squad ahead of the European Championships in Switzerland, along with five other Liverpool stars. Flanagan said: ‘At the start of the season I was enjoying playing regular football in the reserves and to then end up in the first team was just amazing. Kenny Dalglish has been absolutely brilliant and shown a lot of faith in me. It is a pleasure and a privilege for me to play for him and this club’.

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