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Liverpool will look to strengthen their defence with moves for Dejan Lovren and Ryan Bertrand as they seek to follow up the capture of Adam Lallana.
Manager Brendan Rodgers wants to continue the reshaping of his squad by bringing in left-back Bertrand with whom he worked when he was youth coach at Chelsea.
Bertrand spent the second half of last season on loan at Aston Villa and is rated at around £7m by the Stamford Bridge club, who had been reluctant to previously deal with a direct rival following the success of Daniel Sturridge's switch to Anfield.
Rodgers is hopeful a move can be agreed and is also hoping Lovren becomes the third Southampton he recruits this summer after Rickie Lambert and Lallana.
The £15m-rated Croatian centre-back is desperate to move to Merseyside, but the Saints are mindful of their squad completely disintegrating with Luke Shaw having also moved to Manchester United.Lallana, meanwhile, was gushing in his praise for Liverpool's style of play after being officially unveiled following a £25m move from St Marys.
The 26-year-old will add to the competition for places as Rodgers juggles the dual demands of trying to better last season's second place finish in the Premier League and the club's return to the Champions League.
"Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football," said Lallana.
"It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team.
"That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started."