A round up of the latest news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Liverpool forward Luis Suarez says he still feels as though he’s playing football on the streets of Uruguay. The striker pays tribute to when he first started playing in relation to his current style.
“Sometimes, it's 100 percent from the street - When I was a child, I never liked to miss. From the age of seven, I was involved in competitions, and I never liked to lose,” said Suarez.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas has revealed he is dreaming of playing at the World Cup in and for his home nation of Brazil. Lucas is hoping to have a strong finish to the season to guarantee his place at the tournament.
“That would be like a dream for me - playing for my country in Brazil. It's going to be massive, but as I said, what I do for Liverpool is what's going to get me in the Brazil squad, so I've just got to concentrate on the next 10 games,” he told Liverpool’s website.
Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre has suggested the Champions League could push the side higher up football’s rich list. The Reds stand a great chance of finishing in the top four by the end of the season.
“Brendan and the team at the club have all put a fantastic effort in to try and win us that prize and get us there. And if we got Champions League football and were enjoying Champions League revenues I think that would have put us eighth in that Deloitte league this year,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
In transfer news, Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Dimarzio claims Liverpool are showing the most interest in signing Juan Iturbe from FC Porto, currently on loan at Hellas Verona.
“Juventus are watching him, as are Inter Milan and Roma, but Liverpool is the most interested team. Porto have set Iturbe’s transfer fee at €15 million,” said Dimarzio.
Real Madrid have been linked with making a move for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno. TalkSport has suggested that Los Blancos will make an initial offer of £16 million for the Liverpool target, which is some way short of his £25 million buy-out clause.
In other news, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler says Brendan Rodgers deserves massive credit for instilling a fear factor over his current squad, suggesting that the Reds should be favourites when they take on Manchester United this weekend.
“It's always a massive game but the difference this time is that Liverpool must be favourites. I can't remember the last time a Liverpool team went to Old Trafford in that position. On paper it's a game Liverpool should win,” he told the club website.
Another former Kop favourite Ian Rush says he’s expecting goals this weekend when his former side travel to Old Trafford to take on David Moyes’ Manchester United.
“I fully expect goals as I think it will be an open game – What’s exciting from Liverpool’s point of view is that in the past we’ve probably been reluctant to attack,” said the ex-striker.