Liverpool round-up, Rodgers looking to get job done, Gerrard on how he'd like to sign off

Anfield Night

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested that Champions League qualification is in their hands, and it's up to them to get the job done in the last 10 games of the Premier League season.

In an interview in the South Wales Evening Post, previewing his return to the Liberty Stadium, Rodgers has said he is pleased with the performances of his side of late that have managed to put the Reds just two points behind Manchester United in fourth, and a point further back from Arsenal who sit in third.

He said: "We had a difficult start for a number of reasons, but thankfully we are back playing at a really high level now.

"For us, everything counts in the games we have coming up.

"We have put ourselves in a great position and we have got great energy to compete physically, which is important.

"We are in a position now where things are in our hands virtually. Now we have to look to get the job done."

One man who has confirmed he is fit and available for the trip to the Liberty Stadium on Monday night is the club's captain Steven Gerrard, who has been sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury.

Gerrard - who announced he will be leaving the club to play for LA Galaxy in the MLS in the summer - has said he wants to leave the club on a high.

He told reporters at a press conference about a charity match organised by himself and Jamie Carragher: "I want to leave the club in the top four and go all the way in the FA Cup. That’s how I want to sign off.

“I’m feeling good and am looking forward to the new challenge ahead but there will be plenty of time to talk about that. I want to stay respectful to Liverpool."

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