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GUARDIAN – Liverpool have to move on from Luis Suárez, says Daniel Sturridge

England striker ready to step up and play leading role Luis has left, thats football says former strike partnerDaniel Sturridge is ready to step up and fill the sizeable gap left by Luis Surez in the Liverpool attack – but says his team-mates need to do likewise as they begin life without the prolific Uruguayan.Surez finished as Liverpools leading scorer in each of his three seasons at Anfield, including netting 31 goals in the Premier League during his sides second-placed finish in the last campaign. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Dejan Lovren set for Liverpool medical on Saturday ahead of £20m move

Croatian defender is third player signed from Southampton Liverpool close to deals for Divock Origi and Loïc RémyLiverpool have taken their summer spending to 80m and could reach the 100m mark in the coming days after agreeing a 20m fee with Southampton for Dejan Lovren.The Croatia internationals signature has been a priority for Brendan Rodgers all summer as the Liverpool manager seeks to address his teams defensive shortcomings and a deal has finally been agreed for the centre-half to become the third player to transfer from St Marys Stadium to Anfield since the end of last season. Lovren is expected to undergo a medical on Merseyside on Saturday. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrards England exit great for Liverpool

Manager says captains retirement will benefit team Rodgers says club were not let down by Luis SuárezBrendan Rodgers said Steven Gerrards retirement from international football is great for Liverpool because his freshness will benefit the team when it comes to the Champions League.The club are making their first appearance in Europes elite competition since 2009-10 and Rodgers believes the 34-year-olds decision to call a halt to his England career on Monday after a disappointing World Cup is a positive for the club. Continue reading…

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