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FRIDAY 9
Cavalieri not keen on Brazil return
Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri would consider a European switch to secure first team football but has distanced himself from a potential move
to Corinthians.
Cavalieri, 27, has yet to make a Premier League appearance in two years on Merseyside as he has played second fiddle to Spain World Cup 2010 shot stopper Pepe Reina.
Despite only featuring sporadically in cup competitions, Cavalieri has distanced himself from reports the Sao Paulo side were ready to swoop for his signature.
Speaking to reporters while on holiday in his native Brazil, Cavalieri was quick to state if he was to leave Anfield, he would stay in his adopted continent.
He said: "Until now, no official proposal from the Corinthians came to me. But my idea is not now to return to Brazil.
"I am well adapted to European football and the only thing I think about is changing time to have more opportunity."
Asked where he would go if he made the transfer back home, he insisted he would only consider his former club: "If I return to Brazil, I'll be back to Palmeiras."
(Goal.com)

Torres waiting on final call
Spain manager Vicente del Bosque does not know if he will select Fernando Torres in his starting line-up for the World Cup final.
The Liverpool striker was dropped for the semi-final victory over Germany as Barcelona forward Pedro earned a place in attack alongside David Villa.
Torres paid the price for failing to score in Spain's earlier matches at this summer's World Cup amid concerns he has not overcome a knee operation from earlier in the year.
Del Bosque has previously said that he has no concerns over the 26-year-old's fitness, but is still not certain whether he will feature in the first XI against Holland on Sunday.
"I don't know if he will be in the line-up," Del Bosque is quoted as saying
in the Daily Express.
"It was a difficult choice. Torres has been helping us all along. His work is important even if it is not noticed. He is good at occupying the centre-backs.
"I didn't talk to him before I announced the line-up (against Germany). But he is a very important part of the team. He is one of the key members of the squad and a lovely guy."
(Sky Sports)

Kuyt keen to stay at Liverpool
Dirk Kuyt has given new Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson some good news by reassuring him that he wants to remain at Anfield.
Kuyt is yet to speak with Rafael Benitez's replacement and will be otherwise engaged this weekend as he looks to win the World Cup with Holland.
But once the excitement of life in South Africa has died down, Kuyt will have a chat with Hodgson.
And one of his first tasks will be to re-assure his new boss about his future plans.
"Of course I want to stay," said the 29-year-old.
"Liverpool is a great club with a great history.
"Unfortunately in my four years I haven't won anything but hopefully in the future, I will still have that chance.
"We will have to see what happens but hopefully the manager wants me to stay.
"I spoke to people at the club and I know he wants to speak with me. But it is very difficult at the moment because we are so busy and focus on what
lies ahead."
(TEAMtalk)

Crouch linked with
Liverpool return

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch is being linked with a return to Liverpool.
The Independent says there have been suggestions that new Reds boss Roy Hodgson could be interested in bringing Crouch back to Anfield.
(tribalfootball.com)

Hodgson assures Liverpool
players, fans new signings on way

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has assured fans he plans to add to his squad in the coming weeks.
Hodgson is desperate to avoid any repeat of the dressing room friction that forced Rafa Benitez to admit, midway through last season, that his playersí body language wasnít all it might have been.
"Itís vital all the players are fighting for the same cause and itís my job to find the right combination of players to bring success back to Liverpool," said Hodgson.
(tribalfootball.com)

Liverpool to resist
all offers for Torres

The Liverpool hierarchy will tell Fernando Torres that they have no intention of selling him this summer and that they plan to resist the offers from Chelsea and Manchester City for the Spanish striker.
Torres' future has been one of the key issues in the arrival of Roy Hodgson at the club and the feeling is that to sell him -- no matter what the price -- would undermine any hope of success in the coming season.
Torres' future is balanced against that of Steven Gerrard, whom the club would allow to leave if he asked to do so -- and providing Real Madrid made
a suitable offer.
The difference in attitudes towards the two players is because Liverpool feel that they would owe Gerrard the right to play elsewhere after 12 years of loyal service.
They do not feel the same debt towards Torres, who signed a new five-year contract in May last year. It is accepted that it may be practical to consider a sale of the Spanish international next summer.
(Irish Independent)
THURSDAY 8
Ngog: Loan not out of question
Liverpool striker David Ngog claims that he is not aware of reported interest from West Brom or Blackburn but he has not ruled out a loan move.
The arrival of Roy Hodgson as the club's new manager has led to speculation that the France Under-21 international may not feature in the long-term plans of the former Fulham boss.
But Ngog enjoyed his best season to date with the Reds in 2009/10 to represent a highlight in a terrible campaign for the club, which ended in the departure of
Rafa Benitez.
The ex-Paris Saint-Germain forward featured in 37 matches in all competitions and scored eight goals for a struggling side and, amid the speculation regarding Roberto Di Matteo's Baggies and Sam Allardyce's Rovers, his immediate focus is on improving.
"This season is a big season for me. I need to be consistent, play more and score more," he said. "We have a new manager, who is a great manager, so we have to impress him."
But Ngog has not ruled out a loan move to another club, which could enhance his chances of first-team football rather than competing for a place with Fernando Torres, if the Spaniard stays at Liverpool.
The 21-year-old has been mentioned among the next generation of France internationals under new boss Laurent Blanc following their World Cup capitulation and so regular games at club level will be essential.
With regards to a loan, Ngog said: "I am not aware of it yet, but you never know."
(TEAMtalk)

Jovanovic pens three-year deal
Liverpool Football Club today confirmed the signing of Serbia international
Milan Jovanovic.
The 29-year-old forward was one of Serbia's star performers at the World Cup, scoring the winner in a shock win over Germany. He penned a three-year deal at Melwood today before meeting some of his new teammates.
He said: "It is an honour for me to sign for one of the biggest clubs in football.
"I cannot wait to start working with the manager and I'm looking forward to joining up with my new teammates on our Swiss training camp."
Jovanovic spent the previous four years at Standard Liege, where he won Belgian Footballer of the Year in 2008 and the Golden Shoe in 2009.
(LFC Official Website)

Barcelona end interest for Torres
Barcelona have dropped out of the running for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
Sport says talk of Liverpool rating Torres at £70 million has scared off the Liga champs, who are struggling to meet Arsenal's demands of £40 million for
Cesc Fabregas.
(tribalfootball.com)

Hodgson reveals Gerrard talks
Roy Hodgson has revealed his delight at the content of his talks with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher - and the new boss is confident of a similar outcome when he meets with Fernando Torres after the World Cup.
Just hours after being confirmed as Liverpool manager last Thursday, Hodgson met with Gerrard and Carragher - and later Academy Ambassador Kenny Dalglish - in his new office at Melwood.
And the tactician was left thrilled with the positive nature of the conversations.
(LFC Official Website)

Mascherano eyes Rafa reunion
Javier Mascherano's agent has hinted the Liverpool midfielder is keen to be reunited with Rafa Benitez at Inter Milan.
Former Reds boss Benitez has made Mascherano one of his top transfer targets as he begins life in charge of the UEFA Champions League holders.
Mascherano's future at Liverpool has been the subject of speculation for some time with the player yet to sign a new deal at Anfield.
The Argentina international's Italian representative, Marco Piccioli, believes Mascherano's relationship with Benitez could help persuade the player to swap the Premier League for Serie A.
"I know Javier and Benitez have a great relationship. Sometimes that's not enough but we will see," Piccioli said.
"A deal can only happen towards the latter part of the transfer market, that's my vision at least."
(Sky Sports)

Spanish Reds make The Final
Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina have the chance of adding World Cup Winners medals to their European Championship Winners medals from 2008 after Spain made the World Cup Final.
Torres, who has had a difficult tournament for the Spanish, was dropped to the bench for the Semi Final against Germany however he can on for David Villa in the final minutes of the 1-0 win.
(Vital Football - Liverpool)

Liverpool FC departures unlikely
without new signings first

There are unlikely to be any players heading out of Anfield until replacements have been lined up.
A number of Liverpool players are being linked with possible transfer window moves but manager Roy Hodgson is also keen to see what he has at his disposal before sanctioning any departures.
Fiorentina are reported to be ready to offer Liverpool in excess of £3.5million for left-back Emiliano Insua while newly promoted West Bromwich Albion are thought to be eyeing a loan deal for striker David Ngog.
Including Milan Jovanovic, Liverpool had 13 players on World Cup duty in South Africa Ė more than any other Premier League club.
With the majority of those players not expected to return to the club until after the pre-season training camp in Switzerland, Hodgson has a threadbare squad to work with and can ill afford to release anyone until he has brought new players in to the club.
(Liverpool Echo)
WEDNESDAY 7
Cole set for Arsenal or Spurs
after rejecting Liverpool move

The race for Joe Coleís signature took another twist today after Metro.co.uk claim the player will reject the advances of Liverpool in favour of a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham.
(Football Talk)

Hodgson on phone to Torres
to discuss Liverpool future

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has been on the phone to Fernando Torres about staying at Anfield.
The Guardian says Torres will hold talks with Liverpool after the World Cup before making a decision over his future as Chelsea prepare to step up their interest in signing the Spain international.
(tribalfootball.com)

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