Liverpool morning news, Henderson 'complimented', Sturridge's plan to stop team-mate at World Cup

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

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has said he took what former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said in his autobiography about him as a compliment.

Henderson told the Liverpool Echo: “To be honest, I looked upon it as a compliment that I got a mention. The fact Alex Ferguson was watching me at some stage must have meant I was doing something right.

“I was never aware of any interest from United and I’m happy with how things worked out. I’m enjoying my football and we’re progressing well as a team.

“I never felt as if I had a point to prove really – except maybe to myself and to Liverpool Football Club in terms of improving as a player.”

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has come up with an elaborate plan to stop his team-mate Luis Suarez starring for Uruguay at the World Cup.

Sturridge is quoted in the Daily Mirror saying: “It will be great to play against him because he’s a world-class player and a great friend of mine. When the season finishes, I’m going to steal all his boots and his shinpads!”

The England forward has said the man he calls James Bond deserves to finish his career with a World Cup or Premier League winner’s medal.

He said: “If ever there was a player who deserved to finish his career with a Premier League winner’s medal or a World Cup winner’s medal it’s Steve Gerrard.”

Midfielder Suso – who is currently on loan with La Liga side Almeria – has told TalkSport that Liverpool will be back on top of English football ‘sooner or later,’ and believes Brendan Rodgers is the man to lead them to the summit.

He said: “Rodgers is a good manager. He always treats us players really well. He always tries to get the players on the ball.

“To play football you have to control the ball and Brendan wants that all the time. Sooner or later Liverpool are going to be top of the league, that is where they deserve to be.”

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