A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.
Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has spoken over his future, easing the worries of fans by saying “nothing is going to happen to me.” The forward has been linked with a £70 million move to Real Madrid but has played down the idea of a transfer revealing he’s happy at his current club on Canal 10.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez says his team have no intention of helping Liverpool win the Premier League. The Toffees take on Manchester City in this Saturday’s late kick-off with the Reds needing their local rivals to win, to hand them the advantage in the title race.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas says he understands why Steven Gerrard has been first choice in his position this season and says he’s determined to have other impacts on the first team.
“I know Stevie is playing in my position and doing very, very well. So that's why I'm working hard and maybe looking - not towards another position - but maybe another way I can help,” he told Liverpool’s website.
Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho claims the Merseyside club has a feel of playing for a country. Sakho made the switch to Liverpool from French giants Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
“For me, Liverpool is a country. It's a country of football because the support is really behind you and, when you know the history in this stadium, it’s really exceptional,” he told a French radio show.
Brendan Rodgers has revealed his delight at the progress of Simon Mignolet and expects the ‘keeper to continue improving next season after a solid first campaign at Anfield.
“I've been delighted with Simon since he has come in. I think he's an outstanding goalkeeper who is only going to get better and better. He has come into a huge club and replaced a legendary figure at the club in Pepe Reina. That was always going to take a bit of time,” Rodgers told the Echo.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the side’s Premier League title challenge is still very much on, despite defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
“Liverpool have been on a great run and can’t be too down-hearted about one defeat in 12 games. It is a bad blow but they need to get everyone lifted and go again against Crystal Palace,” said the Anfield legend.
Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique took delight on watching Chelsea knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard tweeted after the final whistle last night with a clear message.
“This is what happens when you don’t play football,” he posted.
Stats men for the Daily Star have predicted that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City will all finish on the same number of points at the end of this season. An improvised league table suggests that City will win the league with a goal difference of plus eleven over Liverpool in second.