Liverpool transfer news: Reds close in on James Milner and eye Stevan Jovetic - reports

Brendan Rodgers needs to add to his squad this summer

Samuel Stevens
Sunday 26 April 2015 09:44
James Milner
James Milner

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly becoming increasingly confident of landing Manchester City pair James Milner and Stevan Jovetic this summer.

According to reports, City are resigned to losing the England midfielder in the summer and the Reds believe they have beaten Arsenal and Roma to his signature.

An Anfield source, speaking to the Daily Star, described it as a "done deal" that Milner will choose the Reds instead.

Liverpool first tried to sign Milner from Aston Villa in 2010 but he snubbed them to join City in a £26m transfer.

He has been vindicated in that decision by lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup at the Etihad but is unhappy with his limited role in the team.

Brendan Rodgers on the sidelines during Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa

Speaking after the 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion, Rodgers confirmed he is looking for a striker - with Jovetic the favourite to fill the void.

“We will look at it in the summer and it's somewhere we will have to do some work on,” said Rodgers.

“I give credit to the players because they came out after a difficult result and performance last week [a 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa] and showed great confidence."

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