Liverpool latest: Including Chelsea team news and Suarez nomination

All of the latest news to come out of Anfield over the last 24 hours.

Luis Suarez is leading the PFA Player’s Players of the Year Nominations along with Robin Van Persie of Manchester United. The pair have been competing for the golden boot in the Premier League all season with Suarez still leading despite a recent resurgence in form for the Dutchman.

Liverpool have no fresh injury worries ahead of the match with Chelsea this weekend. Stewart Downing is pushing to get back into the starting eleven while long term absentees Martin Kelly and John Flanagan are both pushing for a place on the subs bench following knee injuries.

There will be a one minute silence before the match against Chelsea this Sunday to remember the late Anne Williams. Williams was a campaigner for Hillsborough Justice ever since the tragedy which saw 96 Liverpool fans tragically pass away due to overcrowding.

Liverpool are likely to miss out in any attempts to sign FC Porto forward Jackson Martinez. Fresh reports are suggesting the Portuguese giants will demand a fee just shy of the £40 million mark this summer, which is double what Liverpool supposedly have to spend.

Liverpool may miss out on the chance to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Casillas has failed to displace Diego Lopez in the Real Madrid goal and has admitted he would be interested in a Premier League move. However, several La Liga stars have ruled out the chance he’ll leave Spain.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas says he’s looking forward to meeting up with his Brazilian teammates this weekend. Chelsea play Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday with Brazilians David Luiz and Oscar likely to line up in opposition against their national teammate.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says he’s looking forward to pitting his wits against Chelsea’s attacking players this weekend. The Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday will be the 27th time Reina has lined up for Liverpool against the team from West London.

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says he will relish his return to Anfield this weekend. The Spaniard brings his Chelsea side to the stadium where he won his first Champions League trophy with the club and where he is still a hugely popular figure with supporters.

Pepe Reina says he’s confident he’s turned a corner after his nightmare start to the season. Several mistakes during the early part of the campaign saw the Spanish international dropped for back up goalkeeper Brad Jones, who has reiterated his desire to stay at the club for the rest of his career.

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