Liverpool media round-up: Henderson praise for trio after win, Coutinho attracts Man City interest

Philippe Coutinho

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

Liverpool kept their season very much alive last night thanks to a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at Ewood Park.

Philippe Coutinho's second half strike was enough to book the Reds a place in the semi-final against Aston Villa in less than two weeks' time.

The on-field captain last night, Jordan Henderson, was full of praise for Liverpool's match-winner, but also the Reds' centre-back pairing for much of the game, as Kolo Toure replaced the injured Mamadou Sakho midway through the first half to partner Dejan Lovren.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I thought when Kolo came on he was immense at the back, especially towards the end. Him and Dejan was brilliant. So it was a great performance and gives everyone a lift now. We can really kick on to the end of the season.”

Henderson himself had rushed back from the birth of his second child to take his place in the starting XI which, unsurprisingly, earned the praise of manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers told reporters after the game: “Some players would have missed the match. But he said to me 'boss, as soon as the baby is out I will be coming back!' Jordan came back, he had his lunch and a sleep.”

Finally, there is a transfer rumour in the Mirror which links both Henderson and Coutinho with potential moves to Manchester City.

The Mirror's report focuses primarily on alleged interest in Coutinho, said to be valued at £35 million, by Manchester City, but mentions links to Henderson and Raheem Sterling.

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