Liverpool latest: Midfielder thankful to Hull boss, Lawrenson on the defence and more

A selection of the stories surrounding Liverpool Football Club this Thursday evening.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson says he has a lot to thank Hull City boss Steve Bruce for ahead of the clash at the KC Stadium on Sunday, but that will mean nothing as he tries to help the Reds to three points on Sunday.

Bruce managed Henderson whilst they were at Sunderland, and Henderson told Liverpool’s website: ‘I’ve got a lot to thank him for, but hopefully we beat him on Sunday. It’s another big game for us and we need to keep pushing on. We’re all looking forward to it.

‘I’m sure he’ll have them ready and raring to go on Sunday. It will be a very difficult game, so we need to make sure we’re right on it from the start.

Former Liverpool defender has written off loan signing Aly Cissokho as ‘not good enough’ in his column for the Liverpool Daily Post this week, and has said that the defence does need some tweaking following the Merseyside derby.

He said: ‘I understand why Mamadou Sakho wasn’t chanced on Saturday, but we’ll know more at Hull City on Sunday if Rodgers chooses to change things.

‘If Sakho plays, then we will know he is first choice. And if that’s the case, I’d play Martin Skrtel alongside him.

‘Daniel Agger is, for me, Liverpool’s best defender, but only when he is on his game. And he isn’t quite at it at the moment.’

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks that Liverpool have a very good chance of getting into the Champions League this season, but feels they are unlikely to win the Premier League title.

He said: ‘Liverpool are certainly top-four contenders, but I don’t think they’ll win the title – I don’t think they’ll be able to progress that much this season but I think they’ve got a fantastic chance of getting towards that top four.’

Winger Victor Moses believes this Liverpool side can score even more goals this season than the current rate of two goals per game they’re going along at so far this season.

Moses told the club’s website: ‘We can score two or three goals in every game because we have got enough quality players to do that. We’ve been doing well so far, we just want to keep working hard in training and the games to score as many as we can.

‘We’ve got enough quality players to win games this season. Everyone is working hard together as a team. That’s what we need. We’ve got a good keeper as well, who has been helping us.’

19-year-old striker looks to have played his last game for Liverpool as he has gone to Yeovil Town on loan with a view to a permanent transfer, whilst forward Kristoffer Peterson has joined Tranmere Rovers on a youth loan deal.

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