Liverpool morning news, Rodgers still targets top four, Sturridge fitness update

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side can salvage a place in the top four this season after a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Anfield yesterday.

The Reds put in a pretty good display and were unlucky to be behind in the latter stages of the game before a stoppage time header from Martin Skrtel rescued a point for the Reds.

Rodgers told reporters after the game that the side is getting closer to being back to where they want to be in terms of their performances.

He said: “I think we can make an impression on the top four in the second half of the season. Absolutely.

“It is always going to be a big challenge, of course. We have to make up points - but we have shown this is a club that can go on a run of games."

Rodgers expects striker Daniel Sturridge to return to the side sometime in January after an injury nightmare to start the season.

Sturridge has not played for the Reds since the end of August, and has been a big loss for the side so far this season, with the forward currently receiving treatment for a thigh injury in LA.

Rodgers added: "At some stage in January, we'll look to get Dan back. That will be really exciting for this team.

"We'll put him into the mix again and go back to that flow of our game and results, hopefully."

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