Liverpool morning news, Sterling staying grounded and has manager's belief, striker linked

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

Raheem Sterling has said he is not the type of person to get carried away despite his impressive season this term, and the more experienced players like Steven Gerrard keep him grounded.

Sterling has been a key player in the side since December in Liverpool’s title challenge at the age of 19, and is quoted in several newspapers talking about the belief that manager Brendan Rodgers has in him.

He said: “High-end players like Steven Gerrard will always make sure your feet are firmly on the floor. I’m not that type of person, so I don’t think that would be a problem really. There will never be a problem with my feet coming off the floor.

“I try to switch off after every game. I try to watch my performances two days after, once everything has settled down, and I have to look when I’m ready to focus. It’s also great to have a manager that has belie in you. For a young player that’s all you cry out for.”

The Daily Star is reporting that Liverpool are being linked with Nuremberg striker Josip Drmic, who is also attracting the interest of Arsenal and Everton.

There were reports that the 21-year-old striker agreed a move to the Emirates Stadium but Drmic is quoted, saying:

“What will happen in the future, I don’t know. Any boy dreams about playing for Arsenal.”

Former Reds boss Rafa Benitez has expressed his delight at the current position his former side find themselves in this season.

Benitez, currently at Napoli, told Italian TV: “I am happy for Liverpool – I have a lot of friends there.”

The fresh inquests into the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough in 1989 began in Warrington yesterday.

The jury is due to be sworn in today and coroner Lord Justice Goldring is due to open the case.

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