Liverpool morning news: Anfield becoming a 'fortress', skipper could play until 50

Anfield

A round up of some of the key Liverpool stories this morning

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that Anfield is becoming a fortress again after Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Fulham at Anfield at the weekend.

The result means Liverpool have moved into second in the table and have closed the gap to Arsenal at the top to two points.

Rodgers said after the game: ‘Maybe teams will be looking at us now and instead of thinking ‘maybe we can get something’ they will be thinking ‘this could be a long afternoon’ because of the threat and the intensity.

‘What is nice now is that Liverpool are in the conversation. I keep saying. It was never, ever talked about.

‘But our performance and our consistency is making people sit up and take notice. Maybe people are saying ‘they are a decent side’. And we are getting better.’

Jose Enrique says that captain Steven Gerrard still has all the qualities of a top class player, and that he could play at the top level for many years to come after an impressive individual display against Fulham on Saturday.

Enrique told the Liverpool Echo: ‘Look at his passes, his crosses and his free-kicks – when he’s 50 years old he could still be doing the same thing. His quality is amazing.

‘I don’t know whether he will keep playing for England beyond the World Cup but what I want is for him to play for us here for as long as possible.’

Gerrard, along with striker Daniel Sturridge are doubts for England’s friendly with Chile on Friday at Wembley.

Both players were substituted on Saturday. Gerrard is currently nursing a hip problem whilst Sturridge picked up a knock on his foot.

Transfer rumours now, and Liverpool are set to pursue Fulham’s 17-year-old French stirker Moussa Dembele according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

It is believed that Brendan Rodgers will try to sign him in the January window with Manchester United also rumoured to be interested.

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