Liverpool media round-up, Rodgers on Lovren and need to improve in front of goal

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

There has been a lot of talk about dressing room harmony at Liverpool in the past couple of days ever since their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

One talking point in particular has been the selection of Kolo Toure ahead of Dejan Lovren at Arsenal in place of the suspended Martin Skrtel.

Lovren has struggled since his £20 million move from Southampton in the summer but manager Brendan Rodgers has said he will be in contention for the Reds' quarter-final replay against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tomorrow night as they look to book a place in the last four.

Rodgers is quoted in The Guardian, saying: “The thing with Kolo is he gives me everything every single day so I know what I am going to get with him.

“Dejan was obviously out over the international break but now he is fighting well and looking strong. He will be in contention for the Cup game for sure."

The Liverpool boss has admitted he needs to find ways to get his side scoring again and despite recent defeats in big games against Manchester United and Arsenal, he says the side can mix it with the best in the league - though they now sit seven points off the Champions League places with as many games left to play.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: We are still trying to find solutions at the top end of the field. When everyone is fit and available we are able to compete with this squad, but our top goalscorer is on six goals. Three players on six goals. That’s the reality of where we are at, and we have to find solutions for that.

“It’s about finding what suits the players. We have obviously got a number of players out now and when we changed the system it suited them. We are always looking to find a way.”

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