Liverpool morning news: Gerrard crucial in Suarez future, goalkeeper's future uncertain

Pepe Reina

A selection of the latest news involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Liverpool are lining up a bid for Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic for a cut price £5m according to the Daily Mirror.

The Mirror reports that the striker – who is currently on loan at Ajax – has been watched by scouts from the club last Thursday where the Dutch side surprisingly lost to Salzburg. The 23-year-old was said to be valued at around £35m a few years ago.

The striker has admitted that any permanent move to Ajax remains up in the air as he was quoted, saying: “We’ll see about my future, there are still two months of the season to go before any decisions have to be made.”

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who is currently on loan at Napoli, has said that his future still remains up in the air.

Manager Brendan Rodgers opted for Simon Mignolet ahead of the Spaniard at the start of the season, and ahead of Napoli’s Europa League tie with Swansea, Reina said:

“I need to go back to Liverpool at the end of my loan and I will make my decision there.

“My future does not depend on our results this season.”

Luis Suarez has told FourFourTwo magazine that Steven Gerrard had a massive impact on him staying at the club, after it looked as though the Uruguayan striker would leave Anfield last summer.

Suarez said: “He didn’t talk about me, or through me, in the press, but in person. In those moments I forgot that he was ‘world football great Gerrard’, a Liverpool legend but as a humble person who spoke to me with all his heart for hours.

“He said I was the best forward he’d ever played with, which given the amazing strikers that he’s played with at Liverpool, was amazing for me to hear. I’ll never forget that.”

A special Liverpool FC charity match will take place at Anfield to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster on Easter Monday, April 21st.

The game will take place between a team of local Liverpool legends managed by Kenny Dalglish against a team of international Liverpool legends managed by Gerard Houllier.

image: © Eric The Fish (2013)

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