Liverpool latest: Gerrard could play centre-back, ex-player on defence and more

Steven Gerrard

Some of the key stories related to Liverpool Football Club on this Friday evening.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that Steven Gerrard could adapt his game to become a centre-half towards the end of his career.

Rodgers is quoted in the Daily Mail saying: ‘He is as fit as he has ever been. You adapt and change. I think he can play as number two centre-half later in his career.

‘He passes the ball as good as anyone in the world.’

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said the Reds need to tighten up on their travels as they travel to Hull City on Sunday looking to keep up the pressure at the top end of the table.

In his column for the Liverpool Echo, Molby hinted that he would like to see a change in personnel at the back against Steve Bruce’s men.

He said: ‘I’m sure Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho will have watched the Everton game and thought ‘I can improve that’.

‘Toure has hardly put a foot wrong since he signed, while Sakho’s confidence will be high after his heroics for France.

‘It’s a tough one for the manager as Skrtel has earned the right to be back in the team with his performances and Agger certainly should start games.’

Daniel Sturridge looks set for a return to Liverpool’s starting line-up this weekend after Brendan Rodgers said in his pre-match press conference that Sturridge had trained well throughout the week.

Sturridge was on the bench for the Merseyside derby because of question marks over his fitness but Rodgers said: ‘He has certainly trained very hard this week. We’ve got another day to go to prepare and see where all the players are at.’

Transfer news and Liverpool will have to fight it out with Lyon and Roma for Javier Pastore according to TalkSport.

Liverpool are keen on the 24-year-old PSG playmaker but TalkSport have reported that Roma have made an approach for the player.

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