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Villa ace Downing, McCarthy part of new Liverpool transfer policy

Liverpool are sticking to their new transfer policy this summer. The Mirror says the Reds are determined to stick to their new age policy - despite high transfer fees - and it is no coincidence that out of all the players they are eyeing up this summer, Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing is the oldest at 26.

Ashley Young (Villa), Sylvain Marveaux (Rennes), Charlie Adam (Blackpool), Jose Enrique (Newcastle United) and Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) are 25, while James McCarthy (Wigan Athletic) is just 20.

Fenway Sports want to get away from signing older players from overseas who just seem to see a move to Liverpool as securing their pension. They only want young, hungry players with a resale value.

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