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Liverpool transfer news: Wilfried Bony available for the 'right offer,' says Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins

Liverpool have been linked with the Ivory Coast international and could make a bid in the coming weeks

Steven Gerrard has admitted he would be willing to help Roy Hodgson pick out the next England captain if he seeked his advice

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool 'getting stronger' says captain, despite Luis Suarez departure

The midfielder is hopeful that a Premier League title challenge can be mounted again

Divock Origi joins Liverpool before immediately being loaned back to Lille

Reds continues to strengthen after losing Luis Suarez to Real Madrid for £75m

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Southampton transfer news: Saints chairman Ralph Krueger says Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez won't be leaving St. Mary's

Saints are adamant that the summer exodus is set to come to an end

Liverpool transfer news: Daniel Agger closing in on Barcelona move as Xavi plans to stay

Reds centre-back looks set to leave Anfield after Lovren arrival on Merseyside

Ezequiel Lavezzi pictured during the 2014 World Cup final

Liverpool transfer news: Ezequiel Lavezzi emerges as £18m target - reports

The Argentina international could arrive at Anfield following the collapse of the move for Loic Remy

Partners in crime: Liverpool strikers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge on Luis Suarez exit: Liverpool must step up, including new signings

The England striker formed a devastating partnership with Suarez but is now looking to his team-mates to fill the gap

Liverpool's big summer signing Adam Lallana

Liverpool transfer news: Completed summer deals, including Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic

A look at the players who have arrived at Anfield this summer and those who have departed

Thomas Vermaelen believes Arsenal need to focus on their Premier Leagu campaign despite the FA Cup final distraction

Thomas Vermaelen transfer latest: Liverpool enter the race to sign Arsenal captain Vermaelen as Calum Chambers deal nears completion

Vermaelen has been linked with both Manchester United and Barcelona but Liverpool are reportedly interested in the Belgium international

Liverpool vs Olympiakos match report: Raheem Sterling gives Liverpool victory over Olympiacos as Lazar Markovic stars

Reds get used to life without Suarez in the United States with comfortable win

Liverpool presented Dejan Lovren as their latest signing on Sunday night

Dejan Lovren joins Liverpool: Reds seal £20m transfer of THIRD Southampton player

Lovren follows Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to move from Saints to Liverpool

France striker Loic Remy

Loic Remy to Liverpool move OFF after medical concerns

The QPR striker flew to Boston earlier in the week to finalise his transfer

Liverpool transfer news: Reds manager Brendan Rodgers back in for Jay Rodriguez as Southampton raid continues - reports

Reds continue to source their talent from Southampton as exodus continues

Arturo Vidal has emerged as a possible transfer target for Manchester United

Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal resurrects £35m move for midfielder

United hopeful of signing Juventus star as summer strengthening continues

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Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
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Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
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