GUARDIAN – Brendan Rodgers’s security a condition of James Milner’s move to Liverpool

• Midfielder wanted to know Liverpool manager was staying• Danny Ings could soon move to Anfield tooJames Milner sought assurances from Liverpool that Brendan Rodgers would remain as manager before agreeing to join on a free transfer. The Manchester City midfielder’s move was confirmed on Thursday and he could soon be followed into Anfield by Danny Ings. Related: Brendan Rodgers to remain at Liverpool after positive talks with club officials Continue reading…

GUARDIAN – Martin Skrtel says Liverpool contract offer is ‘unacceptable’

• Skrtel says it is a contract for players who are older or have fitness issues• Defender’s rejection of deal leaves his Liverpool future in doubtMartin Skrtel has cast doubt on his Liverpool future by branding their contract offer “unacceptable” and claiming it is the kind of deal given to older players with fitness problems.The Slovakia international will enter the final 12 months of his Liverpool contract this summer having resisted the offer of an extension for several months. In an interview with Slovakian media outlet Aktualne, the 30-year-old confirmed he had been asked to sign a deal that is dependent on playing a high percentage of matches. Related: James Milner agrees to sign for Liverpool on free from Manchester City Continue reading…