Liverpool latest: Including Anzhi build-up and transfer talk

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Jordan Henderson says he has an opportunity to get a regular place in the Liverpool first team. Henderson is expected to start in the Europa League match against Anzhi and has a chance to put in a claim for a starting place in the Premier League and cup competition sides.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to hand a debut to teenage striker Adam Morgan for the Europa League match against Anzhi. The 18-year-old looks set to replace Luis Suarez who has been left behind in Merseyside to rest before the Premier League match at Chelsea this weekend.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has said his second string players have a chance to impress against Anzhi. Rodgers is set to make up to nine changes to his team for the Europa League match and has said it’s a great opportunity for some of the fringe players to impress him.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will receive his 100th England cap next week if he plays in the friendly against Sweden. Gerrard has been a regular for club and country across a number of years and he is in line to join the elite few that have played 100 times or more for their country.

Brendan Rodgers has said he will not stand in the way of regular England call ups for Raheem Sterling. Sterling is expected to be named in the England squad to play in Sweden next week with Rodgers previously saying that he didn’t want England to rush the development of his important player.

Zenit St Petersburg will rival Liverpool in the bid to sign Genoa star Andreas Granqvist. Liverpool were linked with the player over the summer and recent reports have suggested that the Russian side are ready to spoil any bids coming out of Anfield for the Swedish international.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he is glad Luis Suarez is part of the Liverpool team. The centre back has said that he would rather play with Suarez than against him as the striker is often in the headlines for the wrong reasons as well as the right ones. Both players look set to be rested for the Europa League tie at Anzhi.

Liverpool’s European Cup record of five titles could be under threat from arch rivals Manchester United. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says it’s his aim to at least match Liverpool’s European achievements before he is forced to retire. Liverpool accumulated five titles through a brilliant spell in the 70s and 80s and memorably in 2005.

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