As Liverpool prepare to face Sunderland this afternoon, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly in line for a new contract with the Reds.
The Mirror reports that with less than two years remaining on his current deal, the Anfield hierarchy are keen to offer Rodgers a long-term contract that keeps him out of the clutches of an apparent growing list of suitors.
Liverpool began the season in fine form, but after a recent dip in results Rodgers should focus on refocusing his players before he starts talking numbers.
The former Swansea boss was commended for the way he dealt with Luis Suarez over the summer; and the Uruguayan has now revealed that he is a changed man…or at least that he intends to be.
Speaking to the Sun, he said, “I want to triumph in England. During the months I was off, I meditated very much because of my desire to break the false image that I believe the supporters have of me at the moment.
“I am really serious about this. And when I play, I want to stay isolated on the pitch to avoid the provocations from rivals.”
Liverpool fans will be hoping he can do so, as a fully-firing and fully-focused Suarez could see them enjoy a very good season indeed.
And finally, Philippe Coutinho may be the subject of a January bid from Atletico Madrid.
The Sunday People reports that the Spanish side may firm up the interest they first showed in the summer. But Liverpool are likely to give short shrift to any bid for a player who is surely key to their future.
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