LIVERPOOL APPOINT MOSS
Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Josh Moss as their new manager.
Moss has signed a two-year deal at Anfield to replace Roy Hodgson.
"I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successfull football club" Moss told the club's official website earlier on today. "I am looking forward to meeting the players and staff and getting down to work at Melwood."
FULL INTERVIEW WITH JOSH MOSS
Sky Sports News was this morning granted the first interview with new Liverpool boss Josh Moss. As he prepares for his new life as manager he spoke about his Anfield arrival and his hopes for the future.
You arrive at the club as a replacement for Roy Hodgson, who was unable to bring success to Anfield. Do you feel that you are the right person to take Liverpool to the next level?
Yes, I really hope so. I have confidence in my abilities to do this job and win silver-ware. This club deserves success and everything is in place for that to happen.
How proud are you to have become only the 19th manager in Liverpool's history?
I'm extremely proud. The club's tradition in terms of it's football and it's managers is really second to none and it was an opportunity which was absolutely impossible to turn down. I am both proud and excited at the prospect of working as the Liverpool manager.
As far as your backroom staff go, will you be bringing in your own members or will the likes of Sammy Lee and Steve Cooper be staying at the club?
I would like to bring in maybe one or maybe two men of my own. I will talk with Thomas Werner about it. I will also talk to the likes of Sammy Lee and Steve Cooper. I need to understand what they do and how they do it. Then we will see.
Despite some high quality performances and a squad filled with talent, Liverpool have been unable to win many competitions of late. You must be hoping to change that?
Of course. Trophies are what a manager is judged on, so of course I want to win something as soon as possible, for the fans and for the club.
Recent reports have linked you with a move for Aston Villa striker John Carew. Are you prepared to go on record with your thoughts on this story?
I haven't thought about signing anyone yet, I really don't know where this story has come from. I have been given a transfer budget and I will only spend if I need to. This week I will be assessing the players and see where the weaknessess are in the squad and where we need to improve, then I may take a look in the transfer market.
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LIVERPOOL'S CHARLES ITANDJE JOINES LYON
Olympique Lyonnais have completed the signing of Liverpool's former France Under-21 international Charles Itandje for a fee to be believed of £1,000,000.
Itandje, who signed for Liverpool for £1.7M in 2007, didn't make a single first-team appearance for the club.
DANIEL PACHECO RETURNS TO SPAIN
Real Madrid have signed Liverpool's youngster Daniel Pacheco for a fee of £3,500,000.
The 19 year-old had been on the transfer list at Anfield and the club felt it was time to allow the striker to move on.
Pacheco revealed that he was really enthuusistic about the prospect of moving to such a well-supported club.
HAZARD TO LIVERPOOL
Sky Sports News understands that Lille have accepted a £17,000,000 offer from Liverpool for attacking midfielder Eden Hazard.