Liverpool latest: Mixed derby experience for Reds star, Bertrand link…

Some of the news relating to Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said that his first Merseyside derby was a memorable one and is perhaps hoping for a quieter affair when Liverpool travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City on Sunday.

Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo: ‘It’s not often as a keeper that you concede three goals and make nine saves in the same game. I am happy I helped the team out – that’s what I am there for. Hopefully I can keep doing that.’

Ahead of Sunday’s game, the Belgian keeper said: ‘I know Steve Bruce well and he will have Hull ready for it. They are a very solid team with a physical presence. They will be up for it against a team like Liverpool and it certainly won’t be an easy game.’

He has also backed captain Steven Gerrard to keep on going at the top level, as this weekend marks Gerrard’s 15th anniversary since he made his first team debut for the club.

‘It’s great credit to Steven that he has remained at the highest level for so long and he’s still such an important player for us.’

Transfer rumours now and Liverpool are set to make a move for Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Reds approached Chelsea over Bertrand in July but that approach was rejected according to the report, and Brendan Rodgers believes that being able to offer the 24-year-old first team football could land his man, with Jose Enrique sidelined until February,

Fabio Borini could be on his way out of English football in January according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Borini is currently on loan at Sunderland for the season but his agent doesn’t believe he is getting the first team opportunities he needs to have a chance of getting into Italy’s World Cup squad.

His agent said: ‘Liverpool own him and in the summer didn’t want him to leave, even though the player wants minutes. He dreams of Brazil in 2014 and needs games. He’s only had a chance at Sunderland after the arrival of Gus Poyet, but it is still insufficient.

‘I would like a meeting with Liverpool in January.’

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