The News of the World reports that Liverpool are set to turn to Newcastle left back Jose Enrique as they lose the race to sign Arsenal’s Gael Clichy.
Clichy was expected to turn down a move to Italian side AS Roma and join the Reds for £5m, but rival Premier League side Manchester City have stepped in with a £7m offer and the formalities have been agreed on a four year deal for Clichy to move to Eastlands.
Liverpool will now move back for Enrique, who has failed to sign a new contract at St. James’ Park, and are expected to complete the deal as soon as possible. The Reds are looking to bolster their defence and have already lost out on two targets in Clichy and Benfica left back Fabio Coentrao, so will be hoping a deal for Enrique can be pushed through and completed.
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Dalglish reveals stadium plans.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has revealed that the club are in a good position over plans to build a new stadium, lfc.tv reports.
Ian Ayre, the managing director at Anfield, has earlier stated that the lack of a stadium move away from Anfield could hurt the club. Dalglish is confident that a situation involving the stadium would be resolved in the near future.
Dalglish said: ‘They have decided we need a bigger attendance and to make that worthwhile, we’ve got to get results on the pitch. The nostalgic one would be to stay at Anfield and extend it. The other option is to build a new one.’
The Reds manager also heaped praise on the way owner John W. Henry and has backed his American chairman to do the right thing about the stadium.
Carra expects more signings.
Jamie Carragher has told lfc.tv that he expects more signings to arrive at Anfield in the coming weeks.
Only Lucas and Luis Suarez will miss Liverpool’s pre-season with their Copa America duties and the veteran defender believes the lack of disruption will have a positive impact on the Reds this time around. The 33 year old will participate in his 16th Premier League season this term.
Carragher said: ‘It’s going to be great to have most of the players around from the start of pre-season. That will make a big difference. It can be difficult with the preparations when everyone comes back in dribs and drabs.’
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