Friday media watch [30.08.13 PM]: Goalkeeper speculation
Express and Star: Jores Okore today vowed to be a striker's nightmare - and never be caught day-dreaming at Villa.The defender insisted he will not be found napping despite falling asleep during his medical this summer.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is delighted to be repaying fans for their patience after an injury-plagued start to his career at the club.The 23-year-old switched to Villa Park from Leeds in a big-money move in August 2009 but injuries restricted his performances.
ESPN: Liverpool are chasing deals for goalkeeper Shay Given and defender Tiago Ilori ahead of Monday's transfer deadline. Manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing in Aston Villa keeper Given, 37, as cover for first choice Simon Mignolet, sources said.
ClubCall: Liverpool are being linked with a shock move for former Republic of Ireland stopper Shay Given to provide back-up to Simon Mignolet. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to draft in an experienced alternative to the former Sunderland goalkeeper and has set his sights on Given who has been deemed surplus to requirements by Aston Villa.
Setanta Sports: Shay Given could be on his way to Anfield amid reports that Liverpool are considering making a surprise move for the former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper. Despite having three years to run on his contract with Aston Villa, Given has been told that he is surplus to requirements and was linked with a summer move to Doncaster.
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