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Juventus rule out Liverpool move for Marchisio

Claudio Marchisio Credit: PA Images

Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio is not interested in moving to Liverpool and wants to finish his career with Juventus, according to the Turin club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.

Marchisio has been linked with a move to Anfield to work under new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp but Marotta says the 29-year-old is going nowhere - despite the Italian club having received "several offers".

"We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying - not selling. We have renewed [our contract] with him, our focus is strong and I think Claudio's first thought is to finish his career here. Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers."

– Giuseppe Marotta, Juventus Chief Executive

Marchisio, a Juventus youth product, signed a new five-year contract in July. The midfielder played in last season's Champions League final and scored in Italy's 2-1 win over England in their first game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.



Rodgers 'incredibly disappointed' to leave Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers Credit: Martin Rickett / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Brendan Rodgers has released a statement about his departure from Liverpool Football Club.

It came through the League Managers Association:

"I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club. It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game’s great clubs for the last three years.

“I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability, to develop both individual players and a team that the club’s magnificent fans can be proud of.

"There have been some very memorable moments during my time at Liverpool and I would like to thank all of the players for their hard work and commitment.

"The current squad is one in transition, but they have some real talent and are showing a strong sense of togetherness. I expect to see them continue to grow and develop over the coming weeks and I wish them and my successor well for the rest of the season.

“Liverpool has a magnificent football heritage and I have nothing but respect and admiration for the history, tradition and values that make the city and the club so exceptional. "As well as my players, I would like to thank everyone connected with the club; Fenway Sports Group, the Liverpool Directors, in particular Ian Ayre, my coaching staff, the staff throughout the club, the volunteers, the Academy staff and its young players and of course the amazing Liverpool fans for their unwavering support, passion and dedication which has made my time at the club so special.

“Finally, I would like to give a special mention to John W. Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon. They gave me this great opportunity and even though we will no longer be working together I am sure our relationship and friendship will continue into the future.”

– Brendan Rodgers

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