Liverpool media round-up: Rodgers bemoans two aspects of side's play, Ings move gets closer

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

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned a slow start and a lack of cutting edge during yesterday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It was otherwise a positive performance but the Reds saw their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League all but end. 

John Terry gave Chelsea an early lead but Liverpool grew into the game before Steven Gerrard headed home an equaliser before half-time, while the Reds had a couple of opportunities to put their noses in front in the second half.

Rodgers is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: "We started slowly and conceded a disappointing goal from a corner. We grew into the game and once we got the goal, we started to find our passing much better.

“In the second half we were outstanding and just lacked that finish in and around the box to get the winner which I thought we deserved in the second half.

“It’s not new for us to start slowly. We’ve started slowly in a lot of games for some reason compared to last season. We were very, very slow in this game.”

Rumours around a potential move for Burnley striker Danny Ings seem to be getting more concrete with the Lancashire Telegraph reporting 22-year-old's preferred destination is Anfield.

Ings found the net for the 10th time this season in the Clarets' 1-0 win over Hull City, but other results confirmed their relegation from the top flight.

The Reds are expected to pay £4 million in compensation for his services. 

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