Alex Song
Song has reportedly been shown the door by BarcelonaReuters

Liverpool have reportedly rekindled their interested in Barcelona midfielder Alex Song as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to further strengthen his squad this summer.

Earlier, the Reds were linked with a move for the former Arsenal midfielder, after new Barcelona manager Luis Enrique had made it clear that the Cameroonian would not included in his plans this season.

However, all speculations cooled down after the Merseyside club got busy pursuing their other transfer targets. Now, Spanish Sports newspaper El Mundo Deportivo claim that Liverpool have decided to renew their interest in Song after landing most of their targets this summer.

According to the report, the Reds are hoping to secure the 26-year-old Cameroonian's signature on a season-long loan. However, they may be forced to make a permanent move as Song is also believed to be on the radar of Marseille.

The Cameroonian, who joined Barcelona from Arsenal for a transfer fee of £15 million in the summer of 2012, is believed to carry a price tag of £10m, and could follow Mario Balotelli to Anfield.

Meanwhile, Joe Allen feels that the addition of the summer signings so far -- nine of them -- have had a positive impact on the whole squad.

"It is credit to the club and all the staff who have worked so hard this summer to strengthen the squad on the back of a positive season," the Welshman told Liverpool's official website.

"It shows our ambition to take that next step going forward. All the additions have settled in quickly. That's been a big positive so far. They've brought plenty of pace and they are going to be a big threat for us throughout the year."

The 24-year-old Welshman, who feels that the squad now has balance and depth, is certain that the new faces will bring out the best in the rest of the squad.

"Our squad has great balance now throughout, strength in depth, and there is certainly going to be competition for places in every area," the midfielder said.

"Top players like playing with top players -- it brings out the best in people. It's great to have competition throughout the squad. It spurs everyone on to improve and perform at their best."

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