By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes.
W/c Monday July 6th 2015.
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The Week in Football – Liverpool FC:
Raheem Sterling, 20, will report for pre-season training with Liverpool on Monday, but the England forward’s participation in the club’s pre-season tour of Bangkok is in serious doubt. (Independent)
Sterling could be in line for a £4m cut of his agent’s fee if Manchester City meet Liverpool’s £50m asking price. (Telegraph)
Lucas Leiva insists a strong start to the 2015-16 season is a must for Liverpool if they are to achieve their aim of a top-four finish.
“It’s always the same. We would like to challenge for the top four, we missed [it] last year,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I think the important thing for us is to start the season well, we didn’t last year, which cost us probably. The second part of the season we played well and we won a lot of games but the beginning of the season wasn’t good enough. With the new signings as well, it’s always exciting but we just need to see how the group develops in pre-season and start on the front foot.
“Our first seven away games are hard and we will have to start well otherwise by December we won’t be in a good position.”
Steven Gerrard has ingratiated himself with the fans of new club Los Angeles Galaxy by buying crates of beer for the ‘Riot Squad’ supporters group. (Daily Mail)
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