Liverpool morning news, no extra pressure says Rodgers, Reds could be interested in Delph

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers doesn't believe there is any extra pressure on the Reds to win tomorrow's huge clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield tomorrow.

His side haven't enjoyed the best of starts to the season, and currently sit 12 points behind this weekend's opponents, and after Rodgers made several changes for the 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

Rodgers is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I don’t believe there is any more pressure on the game because of what’s happened this week. I just think we want to get a result to justify how hard the players have been working.

“Win, lose or draw in the Bernabeu, Chelsea would be a game we really wanted to win.

“I certainly don’t feel under any more pressure personally. The only pressure is what we put on ourselves to get victories and that’s there every game.”

Rodgers also gave an update on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge, saying the striker is on the training field and making good progress. He is, however, unlikely to feature this weekend.

The Liverpool boss said: "He's out on the field today with the rehab team, he was moving very well. But he's probably a little bit of time away."

Liverpool could be interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph according to the Daily Telegraph, with the England international reportedly suggesting he could leave Villa Park and won't sign a new contract with them.

Delph's contract expires at the end of the season, and could also attract interest from other Premier League clubs including Tottenham and Everton, according to the report.

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