Liverpool latest, injury update on striker, ex-Man United player backs Reds for title

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

Liverpool have said they will give striker Daniel Sturridge every opportunity to be fit for their trip to Norwich City on Sunday lunchtime.

Sturridge was substituted in the Reds' 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday and a scan has revealed a slight strain in his hamstring and will now undergo a treatment programme.

Former Manchester United defender Paul McGrath has said he would like to see Liverpool win the Premier League this season.

The Reds, who currently sit top of the Premier League with four games remaining, have been the pick of many neutrals to become champions this season, and McGrath believes the momentum is with them.

He told TalkSport: “I think with all that has been happening and the emotions [surrounding Hillsborough] it would be nice thing if Liverpool won the league, believe it or not.

“It might be apt that Liverpool actually win the league this season and that’s coming from an ex-Manchester United player.”

Full-back Jon Flanagan has caught the attentions of England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate, who has hinted the impressive defender could be in line for a call-up to his side.

Southgate is quoted, saying: “I went to see Jon and Brendan at Liverpool about a month ago, because I feel he does deserve to be in our squad.

“He’s one we’ll be looking to involve in the summer, if of course he doesn’t force his way into the seniors.”

Liverpool have been warned off any supposed attempts to try and sign Real Sociedad midfielder Ruben Pardo according to TalkSport.

The youngster is due to sign a new contract with the La Liga club with a £30m buy-out clause. Manchester United are also said to be interested in the player.

France legend Zinedine Zidane has said that Steven Gerrard deserves to add the Premier League title to his collection, and that it would be reward for the loyalty he has shown to his boyhood club.

Zidane is quoted in the Daily Mail, saying: “He has had a great career winning many things – but it would be a big shame if he was never to win the league with Liverpool.

“For everything that he has given – he deserves a league title.”

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