Liverpool latest: Agger and his right to play, Sven's accepts dream is over

A round up of the latest news and views about Liverpool.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has piled the pressure onto Brendan Rodgers to start playing him more regularly. Agger recently returned to the side after a spell out on the subs bench and has told TV3+ that he feels he has every right to start for the club consistently.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged fans to enjoy striker Luis Suarez while he’s at the club. Gerrard’s comments suggest he believes that the striker could move on at some point in the future.

“I think we are very lucky to have him and we have to enjoy him while he’s here. For me he is one of the top four or five players in the world for sure,” said Gerrard.

Gerrard has also revealed that he used one of his three FIFA Ballon d’Or votes to nominate Suarez for the prestigious award. Gerrard is eligible to vote due to his England captaincy.

Gerrard also commented on the partnership that Suarez has been sharing with Daniel Sturridge in attack this season, with the skipper suggesting the pair of them are only going to get stronger as the season wears on.

Former Liverpool star John Aldridge has suggested the club’s focus this season should be on qualifying for the Champions League and not winning the Premier League title.

“They moved back up to second and closed the gap on Arsenal. But the aim remains Champions League football. People have started to talk about title challenges again, just a week after writing Liverpool off,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

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However, defender Agger has suggested that Liverpool are well in the hunt for the Premier League title in one of the most open races for the championship in years.

In transfer news, Liverpool have been linked with an audacious swoop for Southampton star Adam Lallana. Lallana scored one of the best goals of the season last weekend and has been rewarded for his fine form at the Saints with an England call up. The Metro has suggested a January move.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed how close current star Jordan Henderson was to leaving the club. Henderson was strongly linked with a switch to Fulham in the summer of last year.

“I pulled him in and I 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,” said the Liverpool boss.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed he’s finally accepted that he’ll never get the chance to manage Liverpool. The Swede has revealed that it was always his dream to take over at Anfield but he’s accepted he’s now unlikely to get that opportunity.

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