Liverpool weekend round-up: Rodgers hints at January signings; Lucas praises SAS

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

Every morning we bring you a round-up of the latest news relating to Liverpool, and this weekend was no exception. To read our Liverpool-specific morning news you can find our Saturday report here and our Sunday report here.

In other news, Luis Suarez scored the fourth hat-trick of his professional career as Liverpool defeated West Bromwich Albion 4-1 at Anfield yesterday. The Reds’ other goal was a sublime chip from Daniel Sturridge, while the Baggies’ consolation was a penalty dispatched by James Morrison.

The result sent Liverpool to second in the table, and had fans and players alike purring over Suarez’s outstanding performance.

Speaking after the match, Brendan Rodgers told the BBC, “I knew once I got the commitment from him (Suarez) in the summer he wasn’t going to walk out.

He’s been great from then on.”

Rodgers also praised the rest of his team for what he felt was their best performance of the season, but teased fans with the possibility of January additions.

We want to get through to January with the team we have, the squad we have, and keep the confidence up,” he added. “Then we will assess it and reinforce it from there, like we did last January.”

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Midfielder Lucas Leiva also got in on the act of praising both Suarez and Sturridge.

The link between Luis and Daniel is only getting better,” he told Sky Sports.

When you have two strikers in the good form they are we always have to make sure we defend well, because we will create chances and score goals.”

And the SAS are not the only Liverpool strikers making headlines. Currently on loan at Sunderland, Fabio Borini settled this afternoon’s Tyne-Wear derby with a 25-yard screamer.

The Italian’s goal gave the Black Cats their first league win of the season, took them off the bottom of the league, and reminded Rodgers that there are more than two Liverpool strikers with the ability to find the net.

Now he just has to do it consistently…

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