Liverpool round-up: Ola Toivonen reveals regret over failed Anfield move

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Liverpool fans, hello and welcome to the first round-up of the week.

It’s a Monday morning and none of us really want to be over-exerting ourselves, so we’ll keep this snappy.

Below we’ve compiled the biggest Liverpool stories of the day - we’ve even made a nifty roundup video you can watch below. Leave your thoughts and comments in the box provided. Enjoy.


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Toivonen's failed move

Sunderland forward Ola Toivonen has revealed his regret over not working harder to secure a move to Liverpool when he had the chance, claiming that the switch almost happened when Roy Hodgson was in charge of the Reds.

The Sweden international completed a loan move to the Stadium of Light this summer, but told the Northern Echo that he had had the chance to play in the Premier League before.

Toivonen expressed a clear regret at not having pushed for a Liverpool transfer when the possibility arose, though given that Hodgson’s tenure at Anfield was rather brief and fruitless, it's fair to say he didn’t really miss out on much.

“I have had opportunities to come to the Premier League before," the 29-year-old said.

"A couple of years ago it looked like I would be joining Liverpool when Roy Hodgson was there. Not fighting hard enough for that to happen is something I regret in my life.”

Ings positive

Elsewhere, Danny Ings has expressed his belief that the Reds’ loss to West Ham will make them better against Manchester United.

Liverpool face the Red Devils in their first fixture after the current international break, and Ings said he and his teammates would be chomping at the bit to make things right.

Both the Reds and their Mancunian counterparts sit on seven points, having each won two, drawn one and lost one. That could potentially make this weekend’s spectacle even more fiery.

Lavezzi deal possible?

Lastly, Liverpool could well have a chance of landing Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi next summer on a free transfer, as the Argentina international said he believed this would be his last year with the French champions.

The Reds have been linked with a move for him for some time - as have Tottenham Hotspur - and Brendan Rodgers could well see it as a way of strengthening his squad without spending any money. That’s presuming of course that Lavezzi doesn’t pen a new Parc des Princes deal.

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