Liverpool morning news, Reds target cup after Wimbledon win, Lallana fitness update

Steven Gerrard In 2014

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

Liverpool progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup last night thanks to a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon with both goals coming from captain Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard announced he will be leaving the club at the end of the season when his contract expires but has said he would like to end his time at the club by winning his third FA Cup at the end of May.

He said after last night's game: "I always enjoy the FA Cup. I grew up loving the competition and as it's going to be my last time, I want to make the most of it and try and go all the way.

"We take each game as it comes but of course, [winning the cup is] what dreams are made of and hopefully that'll be the case."

Manager Brendan Rodgers provided an update on the fitness of Adam Lallana who missed last night's win because of a thigh injury.

Lallana limped off during the draw with Leicester City on New Years' Day with the Reds in a commanding position.

Rodgers told reporters: "More or less [a month out], it might be a bit shorter than that.

"It's a slight strain that he has. There's no real timeline on it yet, but hopefully it won't be as long as that."

He added that the target is for the side to win a cup this season, and winning this season's competition would be the perfect way for the departing skipper to end his time at Anfield.

Rodgers said: "There'd be no better way. For him himself, it would be a wonderful send-off for him.

"But there are a lot of games to play in between. We've targeted a cup victory this season and progress in the league. So we're still very much in line for that moving into the second part of the season."

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