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New Liverpool signing Divock Origi has revealed he turned down an offer from Tottenham in favour of linking up with Brendan Rodgers at Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

The Belgium international signed a five-year contract with the Merseyside club earlier this summer before returning to Ligue 1 club Lille on loan for the current campaign.

Origi says he was inundated with offers following his impressive showing at the World Cup in Brazil, receiving opportunities to move to Spain, Italy or Germany - before opting for England where he'll eventually test himself in the Premier League.

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The teenage striker is one of nine new players recruited by Liverpool this transfer window, as Rodgers attempts to strengthen his squad ahead of his side's return to the Champions League this season.

Spurs by comparison, have had a much more low key summer as they invest in the coaching credentials of new manager Mauricio Pochettino, in the hope he can help them break back into the top four.

Liverpool transfer gossip:

Glen Johnson's future at Anfield remains in doubt with the Liverpool defender's contract set to expire next summer. (Daily Express)

The 30-year-old right-back has been the subject of heavy criticism from Reds supporters in recent months, and despite reports to the contrary the England international has not been in talks with the club over a new deal.

Liverpool are in advanced talks with Napoli over the season-long loan of Daniel Agger, which could see the Danish defender reunited with former Reds boss Rafa Benitez at Stadio San Paolo. (Danish newspaper BT)

Agger has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield this transfer window, but could leave on a temporary basis with a view to making his switch to Italy permanent next summer.

Liverpool want to make Barcelona outcast Alex Song their tenth summer signing, with Brendan Rodgers keen to further strengthen his midfield with the cut-price addition of the former Arsenal man. (Daily Star)

The Cameroon international is free to leave Camp Nou after two disappointing seasons with the Spanish giants, and is being lined up for a return to the Premier League.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has his work cut out to impress new Italy manager Antonio Conte - a strict disciplinarian with little respect for reputations. (Daily Mail)

The latest Anfield arrival had a disappointing World Cup in Brazil this summer, and Conte has insisted that he will be picking players based on current form.

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