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Who will be our latest signing ?

With less than 48 hours transfer window would be closed, several strikers have been linked with Liverpool to strengthen his squad for this season EPL competition. Roy Hodgson has identified a number of positions to be established that the attack and defense left. Last season was the most disappointing season for Fernando Torres and Liverpool. Without Torres, Liverpool’s like toothless in front of goal. The absence of players who can replace him in the attack was the cause of the lack of scoring goals at Liverpool last season.

David Ngog failed to stand out after only able to score five goals in the competition last season. Besides Ngog, Liverpool did not have another strikers. Dirk Kuyt has been comfortable playing right wing position although it is not his preferred position. While Ryan Babel is also often played at left wing, and rarely given the opportunity to play. This situation makes Hodgson try to sign stikers to fill the gap if Torres injured or suspended. Four players was rumored will join Liverpool in less than 48 hours.

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In profile: Raul Meireles

A star of Portugal’s World Cup 2010 campaign, Liverpool new-boy Raul Meireles is regarded by many as one of the finest all-round midfielders in Europe. Meireles shot to prominence as he helped his country to glory in the UEFA European U16 Championships in 2000, while at club level, he impressed sufficiently at CD Aves to secure a move to Boavista.

He spent just one term at the Estadio do Bessa before Portuguese superpowers FC Porto came calling for his services in 2004. After overcoming a difficult start to life at his hometown club, in which he was utilised in an unfamiliar left-back role, 2005-06 saw Meireles establish himself as a regular in his more natural central midfield position.

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Liverpool – Ricky van Wolfswinkel offer expected by FC Utrecht

Liverpool are reportedly preparing an £8 million bid for FC Utrecht striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel. The 21-year-old forward has been earning rave reviews after bursting onto the scene in the Eredivisie, with new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson sending scouts to watch the youngster against Willem II last weekend. Reports returned to the Reds boss were thought to be glowing, a point emphasised by Van Wolfswinkel’s Europa League qualifying round hat-trick against Celtic on Wednesday night. Ironically, Utrecht have been drawn against the Anfield club in the group stages of the competition.

Already a senior international for Holland, Van Wolfswinkel made his Dutch league debut for Vitesse in 2008. After one season at the GelreDome, the striker announced his move to Utrecht and signed a three-year contract with Utreg.

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Liverpool Complete £10.7m Deal For Porto’s Raul Meireles

Liverpool sign Porto midfielder Raul Meireles in a £10.7 million deal to replace Javier Mascherano. According to the guardian, the deal should be finalised over the weekend subject to a medical which would bring the 27-year-old to Anfield. The Portuguese international, who impressed during the 2010 World Cup, is said to have agreed personal teams with Liverpool and is set to take over Mascherano’s position after the Argentine completed a reported £20 million move to Barcelona.

Meireles has been heavily linked with a possible move to Anfield rivals Manchester United, however the Old Trafford owners have a policy stating a player aged 26 or over should not be bought if they have a substantial price tag. Porto have been looking to sell Meireles as the midfielder has one year left on his contract and the Portuguese side would rather him not become a free agent.

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PSV plan to keep Toivonen

PSV Eindhoven have told Liverpool they have no intention of selling striker Ola Toivonen this summer. Liverpool are strongly rumoured to be interested in Sweden striker Toivonen, 24, and his PSV team-mate Carlos Salcido. Academy ambassador Kenny Dalglish was reported to have been in the stands at the Phillips Stadion on Sunday as PSV beat AZ Alkmaar 3-1.

However, when asked about the situation, PSV sporting director Marcel Brands told fotbollskanalen.se: “I also read about that (Dalglish’s trip) in the newspaper, but I didn’t see him at the stadium and it is not important. We don’t want to lose Ola during this transfer window.

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Liverpool Manager Roy Hodgson Dismisses Reports Javier Mascherano Is Set For An Imminent Barcelona Move

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has swatted aside fresh speculation about Javier Mascherano by insisting the “day does not seem to be imminent” when he leaves. Mascherano, 26, has told his new boss of his desire to leave the club and has been linked with Inter and Barcelona. After reports in Argentina emerged last night claiming that Barca have agreed a deal for the Argentine, Hodgson went on the defensive in front of the media this afternoon.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s match against Arsenal, he said the arrival of Christian Poulsen does not mean Mascherano is about to be sold: “At the moment Javier Mascherano has shown no signs of going.

“It’s not a question of ‘are you going to replace Mascherano?’ I believe Javier will play for us and Christian Poulsen will play for us”I’m happy to have both players. This is a big club with a lot of games to play this year.”Hodgson added: “We talk about football and he’s made no indication further to the meeting when I came here that he would like to leave.

“He’s been getting on with his work and training properly.”As far as I’m concerned, he is a Liverpool player and will be until the day someone signs him and that does not seem to be imminent.”

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Fulham Midfielder Zoltan Gera Plays Down Liverpool Link

Fulham midfielder Zoltan Gera has played down rumors that he could be set for a move to Liverpool.The Hungary captain has been linked with a switch to Anfield and a reunion with his old Fulham boss Roy Hodgson.

However, he told Sky Sports News “I do not know anything about this.”I was happy at Fulham with Roy, but he has moved on to Liverpool and I am still at Fulham.”Mark Hughes is a very good manager, we have had some great training sessions.”He wants a different Fulham, and I think the team will be capable of these new things.”

Gera, who is also believed to be attracting interest from Werder Bremen, made 27 Premier League appearances for Fulham last season and played a key role as his side reached the Europa League final.

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