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JUNE                    2010
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Mixed emotions for Reds trio
There were contrasting emotions for Liverpool stars Dirk Kuyt, Ryan Babel and Daniel Agger on Thursday evening as Holland powered into the last 16 of the World Cup, but Denmark were sent crashing out.
(LFC Official Website)

Liverpool set to announce
Roy Hodgson as manager

Liverpool expect to finalise the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the club's new manager following his return from South Africa today.
The Fulham manager, who has been commenting at the World Cup for the BBC, has been the frontrunner for the Liverpool job since Rafael Benítez left Anfield this month and could be confirmed as the Spaniard's successor within days.

Skrtel's Slovakia stun Italy
Martin Skrtel's Slovakia produced one of the shocks of the World Cup as they beat defending champions Italy 3-2 on Thursday afternoon.
(LFC Official Website)

Juventus planning bid for
Liverpool winger Riera

Juventus are keen on Liverpool winger Albert Riera.
Sport Italia says Juve are preparing a £6.5 million offer for Riera.

Hodgson to meet with Liverpool FC
Roy Hodgson is to return to England following his brief stint commentating for the BBC at the World Cup.
With Capello’s men safely through to the last 16 his high hopes that the FA may call on him to take up the England job appear to have receded and it is believed the Liverpool FC board have now decided that Roy is Liverpool’s number
one target.
Liverpool are believed to have interviewed Martin O’Neill, Manuel Pellegrini and Alex McLeish as part of the search but are now shifting their focus back on to the Fulham boss.
(Anfield Online)

Liverpool to hand new manager
£50m summer transfer kitty

Roy Hodgson is expected to have £50 million to play with when he takes charge of Liverpool.
The Mirror says Liverpool hope to name Fulham boss Hodgson their new manager in the next 48 hours.

Reds eye up Rijkaard understands Liverpool have lined up a move for Galatasaray boss Frank Rijkaard as they search for a new manager.
Sources in Turkey claim Liverpool have approached Galatasaray twice in the last week to seek permission to talk to Rijkaard, but that the Turkish club have rejected their overtures.
(Sky Sports)

Liverpool FC will tell Barcelona
Fernando Torres is not for sale

Liverpool will resist any offers for Fernando Torres.
Reports from Spain claim Barcelona are preparing a £40 million plus bid for
the Spain international.
Torres is said to be new Barcelona president Sandro Rosell’s number one target.
Barcelona’s interest in Torres has come to light just days after defender Gerard Pique urged his club to try and capture the former Atletico Madrid man.
(Liverpool Daily Post)
Gerrard salutes fighting spirit
England captain Steven Gerrard believed he and his team-mates demonstrated their ability to triumph in adversity after a 1-0 victory over Slovenia booked a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
"When you need to win a game and you don't get that second or third goal, you are going to be really anxious at the end," said the 30-year-old after the final whistle at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
"But I thought the lads were terrific today. Everything we asked; passion, fight, team spirit, togetherness and quality as well. We thoroughly deserved
to go through."
(Sky Sports)

Jovanovic not certain
to join Liverpool

Serbia striker Milan Jovanovic has revealed he could pull out of his proposed move to Liverpool.
Jovanovic, whose contract at Standard Liege came to an end this summer, has already signed a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool.
However, there has been speculation newly-appointed Inter Milan coach Rafael Benitez, manager of Liverpool when Jovanovic signed the pre-contract agreement in February, may try to hijack the deal.
"There is an agreement signed with Liverpool, but if either party wants to end it, it's not impossible,'' Jovanovic told Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.
(ESPN Soccernet)

Greece out
Sotirios Kyrgiakos's World Cup adventure is over.
Greece were eliminated after losing their final group game, 2-0 to Argentina
last night.
Maxi Rodriguez played just over an hour while Javier Mascherano was rested with Argentina already qualified.
(LFC Online)
Spain boss backs Torres
Vicente Del Bosque has backed Fernando Torres to hit the World Cup goal trail after the Reds striker drew a blank in Spain's 2-0 win over Honduras
on Monday night.
(LFC Official Website)

Liverpool in race to sign
Roy Hodgson before England are tempted

Liverpool hope to agree a deal with Roy Hodgson to become their new manager before England's make-or-break game against Slovenia tomorrow, despite concerns the appointment will prompt Kenny Dalglish to reconsider his future at the club.
(The Guardian)

Royal Bank of Scotland turn up
the heat on Liverpool FC owners

The Royal Bank of Scotland are ready to turn up the heat on George Gillett and Tom Hicks to pursue a quick sale of Liverpool Football Club.
The RBS have made it clear they are prepared to be patient to maximise Liverpool’s hopes of obtaining a successful sale of the club but they do not want it dragging on unnecessarily – as they want to see the Reds flourishing.
(Liverpool Echo)

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