A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool are on the right track to winning a Premier League title. The gaffer has always been very cautious, playing down title talk but has admitted this could be Liverpool’s season.
“We haven't won it for a long time and it may or may not be this year, but there is no doubt we are on the right road to winning a title here,” he said.
Brendan Rodgers has also hinted at a new contract for star striker Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge has scored more goals in the Premier League this season than any other English player.
“Daniel has been outstanding since he came here and I am sure the owners may well look at that come the summer. He has certainly shown consistently for over a year that he has the potential to be a world class striker,” said the boss.
Another player tipped to have his contact situation assessed is right-back Glen Johnson. The 29-year-old is currently paid roughly £110,000 and the Daily Mail has reported that he’s unlikely to get a bigger wage deal if he decides to sign a new deal put forward this summer.
Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman has revealed his belief that striker Luis Suarez can become the club's greater ever forward. The Uruguayan has an astonishing record this season of 28 goals in 25 games having missed the start of the campaign through suspension.
"He is already going down in Liverpool’s history. If he takes them to the title I think everybody will say he is the greatest centre forward ever," he told the Metro.
Liverpool are one of four clubs thought to be tracking the progress of Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila. Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham are the other clubs thought to be interested but the Express has suggested that Anfield is the player’s preferred destination.
Rodgers has also said that the club will review the future of striker Fabio Borini in the summer. The Italian forward is due back at Anfield once his loan agreement with Sunderland expires.
“He has gone away to get experience of playing. Fabio will come back in the summer and he will be better for having played that season. And we’ll review it from there,” said Rodgers.
The boss has called on all Liverpool fans to create an intimidating atmosphere at Anfield, not just for the game against Sunderland tomorrow night, but for the rest of the season.
“Hopefully the supporters can really get behind the team well before kick-off get the atmosphere revved up for the game and we'll look to continue on this great run,” Rodgers is quoted by the Daily Star.