Liverpool media round-up, Sterling on Rodgers, legend on Arsenal test

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

The big news dominating Liverpool Football Club this morning is the interview that Raheem Sterling gave to the BBC last night - saying he doesn't want to be remembered as a 20-year-old money grabber, but a lad that loves his football instead.

One positive thing from it seems to be his relationship with Brendan Rodgers. Sterling had these words to say about his boss: "I speak to Brendan on good terms. He calls me in when he needs to talk to me and I feel like I can speak to him whenever I want. He's been really good to me since I've come into the team. I always try to give my opinion and he gives his opinion."

The Reds face a big trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal this weekend - needing a win to close the gap on their opponents to three points and put them back in the mix for the Champions League places.

Former Liverpool defender Alan Kennedy has said it is a game the Reds must win to keep their hopes of entering next season's competition alive and is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “I just feel if Liverpool don’t come away with a result on Saturday, it just makes it so much harder. You find the gap gets bigger and bigger if you don’t do something about it. We’ve found that before in previous campaigns.

“I know they have got what some people would say are easier games, but I promise you, there are no such things at this stage of the season as easy games."

The Reds also have a couple of injury worries according to the Daily Mirror. Adam Lallana was substituted at half time during the defeat to Manchester United prior to the international break, but has also been struggling with illness, as well as the doubts over Daniel Sturridge who missed England duty with a hip injury.

Jordan Henderson, however, should be fit after international duty, with the Mirror reporting he was carrying 'a niggle'.

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