Liverpool morning news, Suarez contract talks begin, boss says teams is 'evolving'

Some of the key stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning

Liverpool have opened contract talks with striker Luis Suarez. It's well documented the saga that took place with Suarez in the summer, and how he tried to instigate a move away from Anfield. Reports indicate the Uruguayan - who has scored 17 goals for the Reds this season - will be offered a deal worth around £200,000 a week. Real Madrid and Arsenal are still reported to be interested in the forward.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has said there is more to the Liverpool side than Luis Suarez after their 5-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend despite the striker being involved in all five of the goals.

Rodgers has said the team is getting better all the time and is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying:

'In winning teams everyone supports everyone and everyone works together. When you have somebody of the status and quality of Steven Gerrard missing, it can be a big miss. Especially with Jose Enrique and Daniel Sturridge out too.

'But the most important thing is the team. We’re not one single player. Look at our midfield three on Sunday. The energy, the quality, the pressing, it was very, very good. They worked for each other.'

The Liverpool boss has also hailed predecessor Kenny Dalglish for the signing of Jordan Henderson, who is having his best season in a Liverpool shirt after he was signed under the Scot for £16m in the summer of 2011.

Rodgers said: 'It was a great buy by Kenny. Jordan didn’t set the fee, for which he’s taken a lot of criticism, but he’s 23, he’s six foot one, he can run all day and technically he’s very strong.

'When I came into the club, he was a player I’d heard had a brilliant attitude. That’s what I found.'

Liverpool's third round tie in the FA Cup has been confirmed. They will face Oldham for the third consecutive season in the competition after their 4-1 win over Mansfield last night.


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