Liverpool morning news, side has 'surprised themselves,' Garcia on the 'ghost goal'

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

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said the side can’t believe they’re in charge of the title race, and have surprised themselves this season.

Suarez is quoted in several media outlets this morning saying it would be incredible if the Reds were to end their 24 year wait for the title with little investment compared to their rivals.

He said: “We have good players who are demonstrating why they are in Liverpool and it would be something amazing even to England because of the investment made by Chelsea, [Manchester] City and Arsenal.”

Former Liverpool player Luis Garcia has been talking to the Liverpool Echo about the night he fired the Reds to the Champions League final with the ‘ghost goal’ in 2005.

It’s the same opponents for the Reds this weekend in a game that carries just as much importance as nine years ago.

Garcia said: “Of course scoring that goal makes you remembered for your whole life. It was fantastic to be able to give the people that moment of happiness.

“I heard that even this week Mourinho was still saying it didn’t cross the line. What I do know is that I think it was better for Chelsea that the referee awarded the goal rather than give us a penalty and send off their keeper."

Managing Director Ian Ayre has admitted the club was on the brink of financial ruin in 2010, before Fenway Sports Group stepped in to buy the club.

The club was forced into a High Court battle in order to complete a purchase from the hated owners of George Gillett and Tom Hicks, and has hailed the achievements of the club this season as ‘unbelievable.’

Ayre is quoted in several newspapers this morning, saying: “It was horrific to see the football club in that state. People sometimes forget how bad it was. I speak to people now and they have really short memories.

“When you think about that day when we tipped it over the edge and finally pulled it back we have come such a long way. It’s easy to say it’s about time we are back in the Champions League.”

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