GUARDIAN – Adam Bogdan expected to join Liverpool from Bolton on a free transfer

• 27-year-old Hungary goalkeeper out of contract on 1 July• Brendan Rodgers looking for cover after releasing Brad JonesLiverpool are close to making Bolton Wanderers’ out-of-contract goalkeeper Adam Bogdan their third agreed signing of the summer.The 27-year-old is available on a free transfer on 1 July having rejected the offer of a new deal at the Macron Stadium and has held talks over a move to Anfield. Related: Ings and Milner look a better fit for Liverpool than the 2014 vintage Continue reading…

GUARDIAN – Liverpool manager hails Philippe Coutinho’s contribution to win at Bolton

• Brendan Rodgers compares Brazilian to former team-mate Luis Suárez• ‘He’ll become a world class player in the next couple of years’• Match report: Bolton Wanderers 1-2 LiverpoolLiverpool secured a trip to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night but they left it late, with two goals in the closing five minutes after Bolton Wanderers of the Championship appeared to be heading into the last-16. Raheem Sterling’s 86th-minute strike cancelled out Eidur Gudjohnsen’s earlier second half penalty, before Philippe Coutinho unleashed a spectacular curling winner in added time that moved Brendan Rodgers to compare him to his prolific former team-mate Luis Suárez.The Liverpool manager said of Coutinho, who on Tuesday signed an extension that keeps him at Liverpool until 2020: “You would just pay money to watch that kid. He will become world class in the next couple of years. Luis Suárez was at a level, then he played in this team and grew and grew with the model – and went into the world-class bracket. I can see Coutinho falling in the same sort of way. He might not be as prolific as Suárez was but he is certainly on the way to that at Liverpool. He is a wonderful player. Signing a new deal shows he is really committed to Liverpool and his development.” Continue reading…