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Monday 19th August – Liverpool daily transfer rumours and news round up

Steven Gerrard stepped up to be the peace broker between Luis Suarez and Brendan Rodgers after the striker expressed his desire to leave the club despite the Liverpool manager insisting that the Uruguayan will not be sold, the Mirror reports. The Liverpool captain helped clear the air between Suarez and Rodgers which helps the club retain their star striker.

Liverpool’s hopes of making Willian their marquee signing of the summer suffered a setback after Tottenham expressed a keen desire to improve on Liverpool’s bid, the Mirror reports. Anzhi Makhachkala want £30million for the Brazilian midfielder while Liverpool hope to complete the deal for £26million and Tottenham are willing to beat the Reds’ offer.

Liverpool face competition from Italy for PSG defender Mamadou Sakho as the Daily Star reports that AC Milan are looking to offer a season-long loan for the 23-year old Frenchman with the option to buy. However, Liverpool are prepared to secure an immediate permanent deal for the player who handed in a transfer request to the French Champions last week.