Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hopes to complete the signing of Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen today. The 22-year-old was in the directors' box at Anfield to watch the Reds' Europa League 3-0 win over FC Gomel, which wrapped up a 4-0 aggregate success.

Former Swans manager Rodgers said after the game: "I hope to conclude the deal in the next 24 hours. It is imminent."