The England international was on Monday night reported to have agreed to commit his future to the Anfield outfit in a deal worth £100,000 a week. The 24-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, is a key member of Brendan Rodgers’ side and will take on even greater responsibility when Steven Gerrard leaves the club in the summer. He is currently vice captain to the former England skipper. Liverpool have refused to comment on reports midfielder Jordan Henderson has agreed a new five-year contract at the club. Press Association The deal would be a major boost for the Reds boss in the wake of their FA Cup semi-final exit, while they also face an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League. Liverpool declined to comment on the reports in several national newspapers when contacted by Press Association Sport.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventLast December, a three-justice panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed Diaz’s conviction for attempted murder for an attack on her aunt, Sylvia Flores, along with a special circumstance finding of multiple murder. The appellate court panelists found that the trial court “erroneously limited consideration of evidence that defendant thought her boyfriend would only frighten the people inside the house by pretending to rob them and did not know of his plan to kill.” During her trial in Norwalk Superior Court, Diaz testified that she and Naranjo agreed to stage a fake robbery at the home to draw her family closer because she believed her aunt and uncle were having marital problems. She acknowledged cutting duct tape for Naranjo so her family could be tied up, but denied taking part in the killings of her uncle and her three cousins. During her trial, the prosecution presented a March 1999 letter in which Diaz wrote to Naranjo that the “best job is to kill people professionally” – a missive that she testified was “just words.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The California Supreme Court has refused to review the case against a young woman convicted, along with her boyfriend, of the slayings of four members of her adoptive family in Pico Rivera. Monica Diaz was found guilty in February 2004 of first-degree murder for the July 21, 2000, stabbing deaths of her uncle, Richard Flores, 42, and his children: Richard, 17; Sylvia Jr., 13; and Matthew, 10. Diaz, who was 16 at the time of the killings, was sentenced in April 2004 to life in prison. Diaz’s high school sweetheart, Michael Naranjo, was 17 at the time. He pleaded guilty in October 2003 to the murders and was also sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.