Liverpool weekend round-up: Sturridge reveals a secret to his success; Rodgers proud of effort

All the news, views and transfer rumours from Anfield this weekend…

Liverpool dropped to third in the Premier League table on Saturday following a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

The hosts took the lead midway through the first half courtesy of an impressive long-range effort from Yohan Cabaye. But Steven Gerrard equalised from the penalty spot three minutes before half-time, to net his 100th league goal.

Paul Dummett scored his first senior goal in English football to put the Magpies back in the lead. But a Daniel Sturridge header proved the final goal as the match ended 2-2.

The sending off of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for the foul that led to the penalty would have given Brendan Rodgers hope that his side would have gone on to secure all three points. But some resolute play from the home side meant the points were shared.

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Speaking after the match, Rodgers told the BBC, “We are disappointed not to get all three, but to come back twice I think the point was the least we deserved.

We are on the right path and this point could be important at the end of the season.”

After rescuing a point for his side, Sturridge has revealed that sessions with the club’s sports psychologist Steve Peters have improved his game.

In quotes published in the Mirror, the England striker said, “I’ve been working with Steve Peters, who has helped me off the field, too.

That was the manager’s advice. I didn’t really want to see him but I think it has helped me a lot.”

Few who have seen his development since joining the Reds would disagree.

And finally, Liverpool’s under-21 side lost 4-2 to their counterparts from West Bromwich Albion earlier today.

Joao Teixeira and Rafael Paez scored the Reds’ goals, but they proved mere consolations in an exciting contest.

See also: Former Liverpool defender tops Bundesliga after controversial 'ghost goal'

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