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Victory want more Liverpool games

Chairman Anthony Di Pietro says no discussion about the sale of Melbourne Victory to Liverpool took place during his visit to the English Premier League giants, but hopes to explore the possibility of arranging more friendlies between the clubs.

"Categorically no discussions took place about sales or shares or anything like that," he told News Limited.

"Out-of-season football activities where we can both learn from the academy level through to pre-season training and possible friendlies, that's the discussion."

Finkler left out of Champions League squad

Staying with Victory, Kevin Muscat has chosen not to bring Brazilian forward Guilherme Finkler into his squad for the ACL group stage. Team-mate James Troisi meanwhile has singled out Guangzhou Evergrande's Alessandro Diamanti as a danger man.

"I watched him last season with Bologna, he's a really good player," Troisi said.

Ryan eyes next big move

Socceroo goalkeeper Mat Ryan has told The World Game he wants to upgrade to one of Europe's top leagues after impressing in his first season at Belgian side Club Brugge.

"This club has been great for me and I am loving my time here but I have ambitions and I don't want to be here forever," he said.

'I'd love the chance to play in England, Spain, Italy or Germany, though the Premier League would be my first choice."

Roar determined to keep Mulvey

Brisbane managing director Sean Dobson is confident Mike Mulvey, contracted to the Queensland side until the end of the 2014-15 season, will not be poached by Sydney FC or Perth Glory.

"Mike's going to see out the remainder of his contract," Dobson told the Courier-Mail.

"In due course we will talk about extending his deal, but the thing is that we’re all committed to our club."

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Malik eager for Victory test

Versatile Adelaide player Osama Malik has welcomed a tough run-in toward the finals for his in-form team, starting with a match away to long-term rivals Melbourne Victory.

"Obviously top two would be really massive for us and that's something we look forward to hopefully accomplishing," he said.

"It will give us a good test come finals time to sort of know where we're at."

Sarota wants to face Ecuador

Utrecht player Adam Sarota is hopeful of being selected in the Socceroos squad for next month's friendly in London after being watched by Ange Postecoglou recently.

"I am feeling optimistic because I am playing regularly in one of the better leagues in Europe," he told The World Game.

"It would be a huge stepping stone for me in pushing my claims for the World Cup."

Goodwin's Euro hopes not over

Craig Goodwin still wants to try his luck in European football after committing to the Newcastle Jets until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

"That dream is definitely still alive," Goodwin told fourfourtwo.com.

 "If I can put in the hard yards and put in some excellent performances with Newcastle, it’s still there for me."

Carle to stay in Sky Blue

The agent of Nick Carle has dismissed reports linking midfielder Nick Carle with a move away from the club after recently falling out with coach Frank Farina.

"I can categorically confirm that Nicky is happy at Sydney FC, that there's no issues and he is 100 per cent committed to the club," Tony Rallis told Fairfax Media.

"He has a contract for next season. He will be at Sydney FC."

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