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Liverpool Look to Conduct Double Southampton Raid

Anfield side keen on St Mary’s pair.

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Liverpool will look to strengthen their squad with moves for two talents currently helping Southampton to ride high at the top end of the Premier League.

The Metro claim that Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on Saints skipper Adam Lallana who’s form of late has earned the midfielder a call up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

The 25 year old St Mary’s skipper could perhaps be seen as a long term replacement for Steven Gerrard and clearly a high-profile move to Liverpool would aid his push for a regular role in the England national team set-up.

Lallana has represented Southampton since the age of 12 and is now into his eighth season in the first team set-up and has made a total of 239 appearances, scoring a very healthy 53 goals from a central midfield position.

Liverpool are also said to be scouting Saints striker Jay Rodriguez who has been in excellent form this term.

Rodriguez has done well since moving to St Mary’s in June 2012 and though he has not been prolific by any means the powerful forward has been very effective as a supporting forward for the likes of Rickie Lambert and Pablo Osvaldo, scoring 13 goals in 51 appearances.

Southampton paid £6m for Rodriguez, who is tied down to a long term contract, and will demand a significant increase on that figure and the former England Under 21 international may feel that such a move would help him break into the England national team set-up on a more regular basis having forced his way into Roy Hodgson’s latest squad.

Liverpool would be loathed to lose Suarez who has been in incredible form since completing his ten match suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, scoring eight goals in six Premier League starts.

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