Suarez goes from banned to arm band: Luis Suarez could complete a remarkable rehabilitation at Liverpool by being handed the captain's armband at the weekend. The Daily Mirror's back page headline is eye-catching and the report informs us that with Steve Gerrard out injured and doubts over Dan Agger, the Uruguay striker stands a chance of being named captain against Tottenham.
Paper Round's view: Manager Brendan Rodgers indicated that he would have no problem in naming Suarez his captain and that alone, regardless of whether Suarez does indeed wear the armband, proves that he has been forgiven for his summer attempts to engineer a move away from Anfield. And possibly that Liverpool are desperate to make the player feel happy exactly where he is, with the transfer window just weeks around the corner.
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Liverpool to make Salah bid: Meanwhile, the Reds are poised to make a £12 million bid for Basle winger Mohamed Salah. The Daily Mail claims that Rodgers flew to Germany on Wednesday to watch the 21-year-old in action against Schalke in the Champions League. Basel went out of the competition and the Swiss club are now ready to sell their prized asset for £15m. Tottenham have also been monitoring the man dubbed 'the Egyptian Messi', while Galatasaray and Monaco are also interested.
Paper Round's view: Not quite sure about the 'Messi' tag - his club form isn't half as good as his international goal record would suggest -but Salah is certainly worth a punt for £15m. The Mail claims that Liverpool is "an appealing option" for Salah and that if Rodgers has the funds cleared he is "likely" to get his man. The report doesn't say why exactly, but it does seem plausible.
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Aguero rubbish at diving: Sergio Aguero does not dive - because he is terrible at play-acting, reports the Daily Mirror. The Manchester City ace, "unlike a certain other South American striker" the paper says, never tumbles looking for a penalty. The Argentina international's acting skills are so Z-list he thinks he would probably get booked if he tried it.
Paper Round's view: There are some great quotes from Aguero here. And it's refreshing to see a player being so honest. Proof, if it were needed, that great players do not need to dive to be at the top of the game - advice the unnamed South American striker (who could that be?) would do well to heed.
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