Liverpool morning news: Aspas reveals hope; Rodgers reveals ‘keeper conversation

A select round-up of news relating to Liverpool, including training ground security and Aspas pleads sanity.

The Mail on Sunday reports that Liverpool are reviewing security at their training ground following an altercation between a member of the public and Steven Gerrard.

The Reds captain was said to be practising free-kicks when the man scaled a fence and began shouting obscenities at the midfielder. The alleged quotes have been published by the newspaper which also reports that Liverpool declined to comment on the issue at this stage.

In other news, the Sunday People run a story this morning regarding Iago Aspas and his hopes for the season ahead.

The new arrival believes Liverpool can realistically challenge for the title and said, “It is certainly not madness to aspire to winning the title this season.”

I always dreamed of playing for a big club and Liverpool are known all over the world.”

Whether they will again be known as title-winners remains to be seen, but the way they have started the new season, people would be foolish to write them off.

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And finally, Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he told Pepe Reina over dinner that he would be signing a new ‘keeper in the summer.

Speaking to the Telegraph he said, “It wasn’t anything underhand. It was looking into his eye and telling him he was a very good ‘keeper but in order to be the best he can be and for us to be the best, I need to bring in another one who would be equal number one.”

As it is, Simon Mignolet is now the undisputed first choice, with Reina long-since departed on loan to Napoli.

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