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Anfield Banter: Bolton want Cisse, Atletico don't want to give up Torres, LFC is the top ranked UEFA CL English club, & Guthrie goes out on loan to Bolton

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* With already two of the 'terrible triumvirate', Bolton is looking to add Djibril Cisse to go with former Reds Nicolas Anelka and El-Hadji Diouf. Problem is they want him at the bargain basement price of £6m and Cisse has recently stated that he wants to play Champions' League football next season. In other words, even if Sammy Lee can offer twice that amount, he's probably not going there.

* It looks as if Atletico Madrid is willing to do whatever is necessary to hold on to their 23-year-old captain. Well, I guess it's up to Torres, but not having the opportunity to play European football next season can't help their cause. Also, coming off a bad year, he might just be looking for a change of scenery and what better club than the Spanish Reds?

* Liverpool was named the third highest seed for next year's Champions' League, behind only All-Cheaters Milan and Barca. All four English club qualifiers were named to the top eight seeds, including that little club down in Fulham, but LFC were the highest ranked of the four.

* Finally, Danny Guthrie, 20-year-old midfielder extraordinaire, will go out on a year long loan to Bolton where he can learn from the likes of Gary Speed and Kevin Nolan. I'm not sure he'll see much of the pitch there, but will probably have a better chance of playing there then at LFC. Is Sammy Lee trying to butter our bread for a Cisse deal?