Liverpool latest: Including Sturridge reaction and Canos deal

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he expects the club to fight for the top four next season. Rodgers says if he’s given the freedom and support to bring in the right players over the summer, it should be easy for him to create a side capable of pushing the top four next season.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed he expects Daniel Sturridge to become one of the best strikers in England and Europe. Sturridge’s hat-trick against Fulham over the weekend has led to mass praise for the forward who made a high profile transfer from Chelsea last January.

Daniel Sturridge has thanked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for giving him the opportunity to shine. Sturridge has scored six goals in his last four games for the club, filling the void perfectly following the FA’s decision to ban Luis Suarez for ten games after that bite.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is set to stay at the club following months of speculation. Skrtel has indicated he wants to fight for his place at Liverpool after being dropped earlier in the season, which led to rumours that an Anfield exit was imminent.

Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol has been suggested as a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher. Albiol is not first choice at the Spanish giants with several reports suggesting he would jump at the chance to leave and go to a club where he can become a first choice centre back.

Liverpool have been offered fresh hope in their pursuit of Stefan Kiessling of Bayer Leverkusen. The German side have just rejected an approach from Serie A team Fiorentina, which suggests Liverpool are still in with a chance if they want to add him to the squad this summer.

Daniel Sturridge has urged rival supporters of Liverpool to carry on giving him verbal abuse during games. Sturridge says the ‘Chelsea reject’ chants he has been getting up and down the country give him the determination he needs to maintain his success at the club.

Reports from Spain have suggested that Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Barcelona youngster Sergi Canos. The striker come winger is only 16-years-old and is highly rated, but Liverpool seem to have fought off the interest of some top European sides to secure his future.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has urged the club to stop Ajax’s Christian Eriksen from joining Borussia Dortmund. The midfielder turned down a new contract to stay with the Dutch giants and Agger has urged Liverpool not to miss out on the highly rated midfielder.

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