Liverpool morning news: midfielder nearing return, Toure calls for calm

Lucas Leiva

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool have got some good news on the injury front with the news that Lucas Leiva could return to fitness in the near future according to the Daily Express.

The Brazilian midfielder has been absent since the 2-2 draw against Aston Villa in January when he picked up a knee injury but manager Brendan Rodgers may not risk him for the trip to Southampton on Saturday evening, meaning he could return for Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford two weeks later.

Fellow midfielder Joe Allen has said it has been hard to break into the starting XI this season, but said it’s good there is competition for places.

The Welshman is quoted, saying: “It does get harder and harder to get into the team. But that can only be a good thing.

“That’s something that’s been great this season, the competition for places.”

Kolo Toure told local radio station CityTalk has called for calm amidst all the criticism levelled at Liverpool’s defence, and has said there is nothing for the side to panic about.

He said: “We just now need to keep calm and do what we have been doing, if we continue that we will get the same results.

“There are going to be some tough games; Southampton [this Saturday] is a tough place to go but I think we can score goals and defend well as a team and we are working hard.”

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