Liverpool morning news, Rodgers wants to win the right way, Mignolet says squad can cope

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he wants to win in the right and most sporting way possible.

The Reds are in pole position to win the Premier League title, knowing that if they win their final four games they become champions for the first time in 24 years.

Rodgers is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “If you look at us we are top of the Premier League and we are top of the Fair Play League. We don’t surround referees. We want to win, but it shows you a mark of our behaviour.

“They are the values of this club. It’s a club that has won many trophies in the past but had the humility and the class. One word I always had in my mind when I joined Liverpool is ‘class.’ So that is important to me – that those values are restored.”

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists that Liverpool have the squad to cope with the final four games of the season, despite midfielder Jordan Henderson serving a three match suspension in that period, and Daniel Sturridge is struggling with a hamstring injury – though the club is giving the striker every opportunity to be fit for this weekend’s trip to Norwich City.

Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo: “Look at how Joe [Allen] performed when he came off the bench against Manchester City.

“It was a difficult moment in the game at 2-2. It was tough to be a substitute coming on at that stage but he really helped the team out.

“He did a good job just as Lucas did away to West Ham the week before.”

It appears that plans to redevelop and expand Anfield have taken another step forward, which will involve the Main Stand and Anfield Road End of the ground being extended, after a legal agreement was signed with Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We are optimistic that we will realise our plans for the expansion of Anfield and look forward to the next step of the planning process.”

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