Liverpool morning news, Gerrard wasn't sure SAS would work, midfielder praised for determination

Some of the key stories involving Liverpool FC this morning

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said he is excited with working with the strike partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez at the club and in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, the 33-year-old believes they can get even better, despite admitting that he wasn't sure it would work.

He said: ‘I have always played with one top forward through my career here. Now there are two main men and it is great. I will be honest and say at the start, I wasn’t sure it would work. But it has clicked without much work in training. I’m excited as I think it can get better.

‘Daniel has grown as a player. He has been great for Liverpool but Liverpool have been great for him. If he keeps listening to the right people he can improve.’

Midfielder Jordan Henderson has credited Gerrard with helping his development, as Henderson believes he has returned to the England senior side a better player.

The 23-year-old said: ‘Stevie helps me develop all the time in training and off the pitch. And when you play with him, you learn a lot.

‘It’s a massive boost to be picked. I’m delighted to go there, but I need to make sure I work hard and do what I’ve been doing with Liverpool.’

Manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the determination of Henderson – who could have left the club in the summer of 2012 for Fulham, but the midfielder decided to stay on Merseyside and fight for his place.

The Liverpool boss is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: ‘I pulled him in and told him: ‘Listen I am not pushing you out but this offer has come in’.

‘But I got the response I wanted. He told me that he wanted to stay here and fight. I told him I would help him improve as a player and improve his game because he has got all the tools.

‘At 23 years of age, he has got his whole career in front of him. It is thanks to his quality and professionalism that he is making marked improvements.’

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