Liverpool morning news: Pellegrini's Gerrard hint, Rodgers defends himself

A round up of news stories this morning about Liverpool.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to rule out a swoop for Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool skipper is in talks over a new deal with his current club, but City could make a move to sign him if those talks break down.

“I don't ever rate players on their age - Like Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard is a top player and he can continue at a high level for a couple more years,” he told the Telegraph.

Brendan Rodgers has defended himself against accusations that he’s an inflexible manager.

Liverpool’s inconsistent form continued with yesterday’s defeat against Newcastle United.

“I’m not sure there’s a coach that has played more systems than I have in the past year,” said Rodgers.

Liverpool manager Rodgers is targeting an historic win against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Real won the first game between the sides 3-0 during the last European week.

“Playing Real Madrid in the Bernabeu is a wonderful game for us and we are still in with a chance of qualifying. We know it's a big ask against probably the best side in the world,” said Rodgers.

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