Liverpool media round-up: Reds linked with Jovetic move, Rodgers admits leadership void

Stevan Jovetic playing for Montenegro

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

Liverpool are expected to revive their interest in Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic according to a report in the Daily Mirror, as Brendan Rodgers looks to make serious changes to his strike force.

With the Mirror, like other publications, reporting that Danny Ings is set to join from Burnley after his contract expires at the end of the season, Jovetic would also be part of that plan to make changes to Liverpool's forward line, and could be available for around £12 million.

Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini have both failed to make the desired impression while Rickie Lambert hasn't had much game time this season to make the contribution he would've liked.

Rodgers has been giving an honest assessment of his current squad in the Liverpool Echo after the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace this weekend which saw Steven Gerrard play his last game for the Reds at Anfield.

Rodgers has said there is a void when it comes to leadership in the squad, saying: “You have to find the solutions. It is an incredible lot of experience, game management and quality gone out of the team but it is something we will find I am sure.

“Stevie has a huge influence in the changing room and a star quality. Of course it is something that will be missed, but if you want to be the big player at a club like this you have to step up and make the contribution in the big games.

“That is the idea next season. I am sure that will be the case."

Meanwhile, the Reds' vice-captain, and the man expected to take over the captaincy on a full-time basis from Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, has called for other members of the side to step up.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: "It is up to us as a team to step up to the plate and take responsibility, and not one individual.

“There will never be another player or person like him in terms of everything he stood for and how good he was as a player."

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