Over the past few seasons, Liverpool have become lost in mid-table obscurity. And the main culprit for this sad state of affairs at Anfield has been its defence, which was often found to be desperately lacking last season. Among all the teams that finished in the top seven, only Tottenham conceded more goals than the Reds.
Liverpool is on the verge of signing Shaktar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitarayan. The Mirror says Mkhitaryan is due to fly to Merseyside to undergo a medical on Tuesday, and the Anfield giants' boss Brendan Rodgers is expecting to complete the deal by the end of the week. The Liverpool manager is looking to land a goalscoring midfielder this summer and the Armenia international fits the bill having scored 25 goals last season for the Ukrainians.
Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to go head to head in a battle for West Bromwich Albion wonderkid Yan Dhanda. According to the Daily Mail, the 14-year-old has been catching the eye of the Premier League's biggest clubs since West Brom spotted him at an Asian Soccer Star event. Dhanda has been making a name for himself with the Baggies youth side and the report claims both Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to try and persuade him to move away from the west Midlands.
Liverpool look set to rekindle their interest in Benfica's Nolito in the transfer window. The Spaniard, who can operate as either a winger or a forward, was on Liverpool's agenda in the January transfer window, however a deal failed to materialize. The 26-year-old struggled to cement a regular first-team berth and Brendan Rodgers is keen to resurrect his flagging career.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in signing Sochaux midfielder Ryad Boudebouz, according to talkSPORT. The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from France this summer, with the Premier League touted as his most likely destination. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to be considering a move for Boudebouz, as he looks to strengthen his attacking midfield options at Anfield next season.
Sevilla sport director Monchi has revealed that they have rejected an offer from Liverpool for attacker Luis Alberto. Alberto spent last season on loan at Barcelona B, grabbing 11 goals and 17 assist, which has seen the Reds lodge an £8m move for him. Monchi appeared to confirm the interest to Sevilla's in-house TV station, in comments repeated in Marca, but said he expected the Anfield club to return with a more attractive offer.
Liverpool are set to miss out on youngster Lucas Digne after PSG agreed a €15m fee with Lille for the 19-year-old, according to French source Lavoix Sports. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had reportedly identified Digne's signing as a priority this summer after the youngster was shortlisted for the Ligue 1 young player of the year award following an eye-catching campaign.
Liverpool has told Luis Suarez that he must have hand in an official transfer request if he wants to leave the club this summer. The Uruguay international, who is currently playing at The Confederations Cup, has given several interviews about his desire to quit Anfield this summer but, as yet, he has not informed Liverpool's senior figures.
England striker Andy Carroll is set to complete his protracted transfer from Liverpool to West Ham, subject to the passing of a medical, it has been confirmed. It has been widely reported that Carroll would undertake his medical on Tuesday afternoon, and it has since been corroborated by the son of West Ham owner David Sullivan that the deal is done.
Fabio Borini scored Italy's second, but it was too little too late against a Spain side that had all but wrapped up the U21 Euro final on the strength of a Thiago Alcantara first-half hat-trick. A final that, outside of the opening ten minutes, went about as expected, with Spain dominating en route to a 4-2 victory and their second straight Euro U21 final.
Liverpool has agreed a deal to sign Sevilla star Luis Alberto for a fee of £6.8m, according to reports in Spain. Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move for the 20-year-old for a number of days and the two clubs have now reached an agreement over the fee. According to Estadio Deportivo, Liverpool will pay £6.
Left-back Aly Cissokho has long been linked with a move to England and TalkSPORT are reporting that Liverpool might be the club to finally make it happen. The U.K. based radio station quote the defender as saying: "In the second part of the season I don't have as much playing time, unlike the first.
Liverpool has re-ignited their interest in highly-rated Dynamo Moscow winger Balazs Dzsudzsak, according to the Hungarian's agent. The 26-year-old was a €19million signing for the Russian side in January 2012 when he joined from Anzhi Makhachkala and is contracted until the end of 2015. This hasn't stopped the Reds and Inter Milan in enquiring about his availability says his agent Jozef Vorosbaranyi.
Liverpool has been encouraged in their pursuit of Ajax's Toby Alderweireld after the defender's father admitted they had failed to agree terms with Bayer Leverkusen. The Reds are keen on the 24-year-old Belgian international, but the Germans thought they were in pole position to sign him after entering into initial talks, but it appears the player was unhappy with the wages on offer.
Liverpool target Diego Capel is being courted by French club Marseille. The 25-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder is being closely monitored by a number of sides across Europe, including the Merseyside club and Atletico Madrid. But French newspaper L'Equipe claims the Ligue 1 outfit is ready to win the race for the winger's signature and have started negotiations with a £3m bid.