Liverpool morning news, Rodgers confident squad can cope as they complain to FA

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said his side can cope with the injury list his side has following on from the international break as the side kicks off a busy schedule this weekend. 

The Reds injury list increased significantly with Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can and Joe Allen all joining Martin Skrtel, Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan on the sidelines. 

The side still has several options available to them as the Reds face six games from now until the start of October - starting with Aston Villa tomorrow evening.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “This is why it was so important to strengthen the squad during the transfer window.

“We have options now and that’s key for us. We had a great window in terms of the calibre of players we brought in.

“We signed young players with quality and some with more experience as that’s what we needed."

The injury with Sturridge in particular has angered Rodgers with the Reds registering a complaint with the FA when the striker asked for a day of recovery instead of taking part in full training according to The Guardian.

The Liverpool boss also revealed that Mario Balotelli missed training yesterday with a bug but should be fine to make his Anfield bow against Villa on Saturday evening.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has said he understands why Fabio Borini decided to stay at Liverpool, after the Black Cats tried to sign the Italian forward on loan. 

He's quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: "Fabio was aiming to play in Europe and his aim was Liverpool first, and then any team playing in Europe next. I understand his point of view. I can put myself in his point of view and I would like to be honest and say maybe I would have done the same if I was him."

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