All the news, views and transfer rumours from Anfield this weekend…
Luis Suarez put the visitors ahead after 18 minutes and Jordan Henderson ensured Liverpool were 2-0 up at the break.
That was how the score-line remained until just after the hour mark, when Paulinho was sent off for a foul on Suarez.
From that point on it was a cake-walk, with further goals from Jon Flanagan, a second from Suarez and Raheem Sterling ensuring Liverpool climbed back up to second in the Premier League table.
Prior to the match, Suarez was the butt of a mascot’s joke, when a young supporter snubbed his handshake in favour of a cheeky gesture. But the Uruguayan had the last laugh.
The Metro captured the incident and you can see it here.
Given his outstanding form, Liverpool fans will have been pleased to wake up today to reports claiming Suarez is ready to discuss a new contract at Anfield.
The Sunday People reported that the player’s agent is set to hold talks with the Reds before January. And quite simply, if he does remain at the Reds, they could be set for a hugely successful period in possession, as they would be, of one of the world’s very best players.
The same paper reports that Philippe Coutinho is dreaming of a domestic and international double of sorts.
“I want to play good football for a good team and then achieve a level where I am chosen for the national team and can have a good World Cup,” the Brazilian said.
His place in his county’s squad for next summer is far from secure given the competition for places, but Coutinho will hope his performances in the coming months make it impossible not to select him.
And finally, Liverpool have this weekend been linked with a possible move for Hoffenheim winger Kevin Volland.
The 21-year-old could be available for £12million and continues to impress in the Bundesliga. In fact his latest goal came just yesterday, in a 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund, and you can see how calmly he took it in the article below.
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