Liverpool morning news, Rodgers backs side to bounce back, loan player may return, another may not

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the side will bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at the weekend against Crystal Palace next week.

The Reds were on an 11 game winning run in the Premier League until Jose Mourinho’s side came to town on Sunday, and Rodgers is looking at the bigger picture in a season when many thought they wouldn’t even qualify for the Champions League.

He’s quoted in several newspapers, saying: “I look at the bigger picture and the strides we’ve made this season have been incredible. This is a great group of players and we will take this on the chin and will continue to work on. We’ll recover and go again and hopefully we’ll get the win against Crystal Palace.”

Young midfielder Suso has told the Daily Mirror he is still in contact with Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, as he is currently on loan to La Liga side Almeria.

He said that he might be returning to the club next season as the side returns to Champions League football but that conversations about that will take place in the summer.

The Spaniard added: “I speak with [Brendan] regularly, we are always in contact and I’m also in touch with other people at the club.

“For those reasons I still feel part of the club and, when possible, I have watched the majority of their matches this season.”

One loan signing who may not be returning to the club is Oussama Assaidi, with Stoke City keen on keeping hold of the players.

Their manager, Mark Hughes, is quoted in the Daily Express, saying: “We have been good for him and he’s been good for us but I don’t know where his future lies because we haven’t had those conversations yet.”

Liverpool have also been linked with Southampton star Adam Lallana in the Daily Mirror, suggesting that the midfielder will force through a move to Anfield.

It’s reported the Reds will try and secure the 25-year-old’s signature for £20m, and for £70,000 per week.

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