Liverpool morning news, boss warns money doesn't always buy success, Marsh not getting carried away

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned that having lots of money to spend doesn’t necessarily translate into success in football.

Rodgers is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “Once you put your ideas in place and once the players start to crack it, then we will have success. Money can’t buy that.

“It is about coaching and man-management and dealing with people. Having a great staff. Finding a cause for the players to fight for. All of that comes into it and that is something we have done in the period I have been here.”

First team coach Mike Marsh has said that qualification for the Champions League still remains the club’s focus. The Reds currently sit in second place, four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand – and in with a real shout of landing their first top flight crown in 24 years.

But Marsh isn’t getting carried away, and is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We have nine games left and are trying to get as many points as we can and see where that takes us. Our goals haven’t changed since the start of the season.

“We are second with nine games to go and so are on course to get back in the Champions League. Anything better than that would be fantastic.”

Vice-captain Daniel Agger has backed Raheem Sterling to be part of England’s World Cup squad for Brazil.

Sky Sports have picked up on an interview Agger has given, with the Dane saying: "He can handle the pressure. Otherwise, he would not play for Liverpool. It is a fantastic opportunity for him.

"In case he continues like he is doing right now, I can't see any reasons why he should not get a place in the squad for the World Cup."

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