Liverpool media round-up: Henderson and Rodgers on top four chances, Sturridge fitness update

Anfield Night

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

Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League last night with a 2-0 triumph over Newcastle United at Anfield, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen.

It means the Reds move themselves back up to fifth in the league table, and are now four points behind Manchester City, who occupy the fourth Champions League place, with six games remaining.

After last night's win, Jordan Henderson told Sky Sports that he believes the side have a chance of overhauling Manuel Pellegrini's men.

The Reds' vice-captain said: "We've got ground to make up but we'll just keep going, keep winning games and putting in performances. Come the end of the season, you never know."

Henderson's comments were echoed by Brendan Rodgers, with the Liverpool boss urging his side to keep winning between now and the end of the season to give themselves a chance of sneaking into next season's competition.

A consistent run of good form between now and the end of the campaign will be needed for them to achieve their aim.

Quoted on the club's website, the Liverpool boss told reporters after last night's game: "We've shown that we can put wins together consistently. It's a very hungry group that's improving and getting better. We've got important players coming back now, which is good news.

"We feel we have every chance. Of course, we're looking for other teams to slip up, but we've got to continue winning. If we can do that, we'll give ourselves a chance."

Liverpool's win came despite the absence of Daniel Sturridge through injury while Mario Balotelli missed out once again, through illness, but Sturridge could be fit for the FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on Sunday.

TalkSPORT quoted Rodgers, saying: “Daniel was injured from the Blackburn game and just wasn’t right for tonight. It’s a problem with his hip.

“I’ll know more in the week, but he said he feels reasonably fine. We’re hoping by the middle of the week we’ll have a good indication of where he’s at, but hopefully he’ll be ready for the weekend.”

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