Liverpool news and gossip: Roberto Firmino passes medical while Raheem Sterling bid expected

Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Liverpool:

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Roberto Firmino’s £29m move to Anfield has been completed after the playmaker completed his medical, the Liverpool Echo report.

The 23-year-old will join his new teammates in a fortnight.

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The Reds are expecting Manchester City to make a third bid for Raheem Sterling that could meet their valuation of £50m, the Daily Express suggest.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have already had two bids rejected, but want a deal sorted before Brendan Rodgers’ men head for their pre-season tour of Thailand.

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Tim Sherwood has confirmed that Liverpool target Christian Benteke will not be allowed to leave Aston Villa unless the release clause in his contract is met, the Echo report.

The Belgian would therefore be available for £32.5m.

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Liverpool have announced that Sean O’Driscoll and Pep Lijnders have joined the club’s backroom staff, according to the Echo.

O’Driscoll will take the role as Rodgers’ assistant, while Lijnders will be the first team development coach.

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Finally, Reds youngsters Ryan Kent, Jordan Williams, and Kevin Stewart have all joined Swindon Town on season-long loans, the Daily Star report.

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