Liverpool weekend round-up: M’Vila sighting explained; ‘absolutely no way’ Suarez will leave

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

Daniel Sturridge’s last-gasp header rescued a point for Liverpool in an enthralling Merseyside derby on Saturday that ended 3-3.

The Reds took an early lead via Philippe Coutinho but that advantage was quickly lost when Kevin Mirallas equalised.

Luis Suarez continued his outstanding recent form to fire Liverpool back into the lead after 19 minutes and the score-line remained 2-1 deep into the second-half.

It was at that point that a ten-minute brace from Romelu Lukaku turned the game on its head, only for it to be flipped back again when Sturridge headed in Steven Gerrard’s free-kick with just a minute of normal-time to play.

Speaking after the match, Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet praised the club’s in-form front-men.

In quotes published in the Independent, he said, “We always get a chance with Daniel and Luis and we know they have goals.

Daniel scored the equaliser for us which was very important for us as it means we can keep going in the way we started this season and make sure we build on that.”

If Brendan Rodgers can keep the momentum going, there is no telling what his side can achieve this season.

And they may have another man to call on in the future, with the rumour mill going into overdrive after French midfielder Yann M’Vila was spotted in the away end yesterday.

But the Daily Mail has moved to quash such hopes, reporting that the player was in fact there to support his friend and Liverpool player Mamadou Sakho.

Posting on his Facebook page after the match, M’Vila said, “Thank you to Mamadou Sakho for his invitation. I have taken a great deal of pleasure to come see this derby between Everton and Liverpool. A great game of football!”

That it was, and one that owed much to the mercurial Suarez, who is being tipped to stay at Liverpool and shoot them into the top four.

That is the opinion of former Red Stan Collymore, who wrote in his Sunday People column that having secured World Cup qualification with Uruguay, he cannot see Suarez leaving in January.

Suarez, like any top international, will look for three main ingredients to take to Brazil,” Collymore wrote, “fitness, confidence and red-hot form.

That is why I see absolutely no way he will be considering his future.”

Liverpool fans will hope he is right. With Suarez in their side, anything is possible.

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