Liverpool morning news: Sturridge reveals inspiration, Reds eye Valencia midfielder

A selection of the latest stories related to Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning

Daniel Sturridge has revealed he was taking inspiration from watching clips of Diego Maradona prior to scoring the winner for England against Denmark at Wembley in the week – and said his place in England’s World Cup squad is not guaranteed.

Sturridge is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “During the afternoon before the Denmark game I was watching Maradona’s clips to take pointers from the skills he was doing.

“There are a lot of inspirations for me. I have watched clips of so many players.

“I’ll be watching players like Michael Owen, Paul Gascoigne, Pele, Ronaldo – all these older players who have done it before me.”

TalkSport have reported that Liverpool have sent their chief scout to Spain to keep an eye on midfielder Dani Parejo.

The report says Brendan Rodgers is a fan of the midfielder – who has spent time on loan at QPR in the past.

Valencia have said they will do everything they can to keep hold of their player, making it difficult for Liverpool to land him.

The Daily Mail has reported that Liverpool are in the race to sign youngster Maxime Lopez from Marseille.

The 16-year-old is also said to have attracted interest from Arsenal – and has been rated as one of the brightest prospects in the French side’s youth system.

England manager Roy Hodgson seems to have defended Daniel Agger’s part in a challenge that saw Jack Wilshere pick up an injury, ruling the Arsenal midfielder out of the side for at least six weeks with a hairline fracture to his foot.

Hodgson, said: “It was an honest challenge but he took a nasty kick and I can only hope he recovers as early as possible.”

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