Liverpool morning news, Redknapp's Bournemouth warning, Rodgers call for Reds to take chances

Jamie Redknapp

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

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has warned the Reds are in for a tough ride ahead of their Capital One Cup trip to Bournemouth tomorrow night.

The Reds are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League, but defeat in the League Cup would crank up the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers - but a victory will put them into the semi-finals of the competition, and leave Rodgers on course for his first trophy at the club.

Redknapp told the Mail that he thinks Eddie Howe's Bournemouth will at least score tomorrow night, saying: "I don’t think Liverpool will keep a clean sheet here. I don’t think many clubs would. This lot are a good side.

"I was chatting to Eddie and he was telling me how he likes to play attacking football on the front foot. I like the way he uses his full-backs going forward. Eddie is looking forward to this and I can see why."

Howe himself has backed under-fire Rodgers, saying the Northern Irishman has been 'incredibly unlucky' so far this season, suggesting there has been an overreaction to the Reds' poor start to the season.

The Bournemouth boss said: “People over-react and look very short-term in football.

“Brendan won manager of the year last year and deservedly so in my opinion and he’s still an outstanding manager.”

Rodgers himself has said that Liverpool need to start finding the back of the net with more regularity after the Reds had 19 shots on goal during their defeat to United on Sunday, with David De Gea largely credited with keeping Rodgers' men at bay.

He told the official club website: "If you look at our record over the last 10 or 11 games, we haven't scored in a lot of them. We've got to keep working, stay focused and make sure the group stays together, then take the confidence from our creativity into the game."

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