Liverpool FC – Latest news, gossip and transfer rumours roundup
Luis Suarez still may be public enemy #1 although Brendan Rodgers will be pleased to hear his Anfield flock are also making the headlines for the better, take recent acquisition Joe Allen for example, he’s been named Welsh Footballer of the Year.
Announced via the reliable Liverpool Echo midfielder Joe Allen scooped a double award last night beating fellow internationals Gareth Bale and Ashley Williams to the post, then picking up Swansea’s Club Player of the Year award for his contribution last season.
There’s also good news for Jonjo Shelvey, who after weighing in with a cluster of goals and bossing the middle of the park in EUFA and Premiership games, has caught the eye of England boss Roy Hodgson.
The 20-year-old has been drafted into the senior squad for the World Cup qualifiers with San Marino on Friday, and Poland, next Tuesday along with newcomer Ryan Bertrand, albeit at the expense of Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs.
Ti e for some transfer speculation, rumour has it that Liverpool will be in for defender Angelo Ogbonna from Torino when the winter transfer window opens.
As reported by TalkSport, Ogbonna, an Italian player with a Nigerian descent, has earned his striped in the Italian league and is at the top of Rodgers’ shopping list.
In other news Jose Enrique has been crowned winner of this week’s EA FIFA gaming tournament, as part of a celebrity event marketing the release of its fast-selling video game.
Having brushed aside Manchester duo Joe Hart and Phil Jones, Enrique defeated Norwich’s Elliott Bennett in the semis to set-up a decider against Josh Franceschi from the band YouMeAtSix in the final.
For all those that missed Enrique in action here he is showboating against Man City stopper Joe Hart.