A round up of key news stories connected to Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he’s a changed man following criticism of his behaviour last season. Suarez has fitted straight back into the Liverpool first team, leading the attack and scoring vital goals.
“I am aware that in recent matches that I played I've been calmer. I am very self-critical and I realised that playing well, with more tranquillity, is helping me a lot,” he told Uruguayan paper El Pais.
Suarez has also revealed that club captain Steven Gerrard was influential in his decision to stay at the club, after Arsenal made two bids for the striker during the summer transfer window.
Daniel Agger has also had something to say, revealing that he is relishing the competition for places at the club. Liverpool have a core of superb central defenders in Agger, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori.
“The other players have done well and it is great that we have competition for places. If we want to be in the top of the league then we have to have competition for all places,” he told Danish newspaper BT.
Sakho moved to the club from PSG towards the end of the last transfer window and he’s revealed that he already has a nickname at Anfield. Sakho is commonly referred to as ‘killer’ by current boss Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers has had plenty to say about striker Daniel Sturridge, insisting the forward can become one of the best players in Europe. Sturridge has been in prolific form since move to the club earlier this year, bagging 19 goals in 25 matches.
Rodgers has spoken out over another star, current midfielder Jordan Henderson, rubbishing claims the player could have left the club over the summer.
“I never wanted Jordan to leave. He was a player I didn't want to lose. We spoke about the opportunity that was there for him but it was never the case that we wanted him to go. He's still a young player who has really grown in his time here at Liverpool,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool’s youngsters have been attracting mass praise following their 5-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur last night. The Under-21 sides went head-to-head with Liverpool producing five different scorers as they strolled to victory maintaining their position on the Under-21 Premier League table.
In transfer news, the club remain firmly linked with Derby County youngster Will Hughes. Liverpool are thought to be mulling over a big money move for the player this winter and that doesn’t seem to have changed with Steve McClaren coming in as Derby’s new manager.
In other news, former Liverpool players John Barnes and Sami Hyypia have admitted they would like to return to the club at some point. Barnes has confirmed his desire to coach at Liverpool while Bayer Leverkusen boss Hyypia says it’s his dream to be the manager at Anfield.
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