Liverpool news and gossip: Sterling ‘crazy’ to leave, and United target prefers Anfield switch

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Thursday’s latest news and gossip concerning Liverpool:

Liverpool News and Goals

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Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has suggested that Raheem Sterling would be ‘crazy’ to leave Anfield, as Manchester City continue their pursuit, according to the Daily Mail.

The winger has been linked with a move to Etihad, with the latest bid of £40m being knocked back by the Merseyside club.

“I’m not having a go at him, he’s a kid and when things like this happen it can scramble your brain, but I’m saying that he can still stay at Liverpool – even now – and it’s the best place for him,” he said.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  Martin Skrtel of Liverpool during the Pre Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on August 10, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)

Another player that Brendan Rodgers would have been keen to hold onto appears to have committed his future to Liverpool, the Daily Express report. Martin Skrtel has rejected Inter Milan, and will instead decide to sign an extension to his contract.

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And the Slovakian could be joined in Liverpool’s defence next year by Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne. The Sun report that the Southampton man had been linked with Manchester United, but has reportedly decided that his future is at Anfield.

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It also appears that Rodgers is looking for options on the other flank also, with the Daily Express reporting that Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne is catching the Reds’ eye. The 21-year-old has struggled to establish himself at the Ligue 1 side.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  Simon Dawkins of Derby County is challenged by Joe Gomez of Charlton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Derby County at The Valley on August 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Finally, Charlton’s Joe Gomez is closing in on a move to Anfield, with the Metro reporting that Liverpool have met the 18-year-old’s £3.5m release clause.

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