A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.
The Reds under-21 boss Michael Beale has suggested that one of the reasons they played in last night's under-21 Merseyside derby, which finished 3-3, was to catch the eye of the scouts in attendance.
Beale said: "Tiago and Joao have not played for the U21s in two seasons now, they're very much seen as senior first team members of squad. They needed tonight for minutes, fitness and exposure and I thought both boys acquitted themselves well.
"Obviously Tiago has been away and had an experience outside of England and we're hoping he'll get another loan in the coming weeks alongside Joao."
Ilori, however, seems keen to fight for his place in the side having missed out on the club's pre-season tour because of both his commitments to the Portugal under-21 side in the European Championship and an injury which he sustained in the Czech Republic.
The 22-year-old told the Echo: "I want to play for Liverpool. I don't want to be in Liverpool just to be sitting around. My objective is the same as every other player, we all want to play so everyone's going to fight for their place.
"I joined Liverpool two seasons ago to play for Liverpool, that is my number one objective so I'm going to do everything to make that happen."
Sturridge has been posting a series of videos on social media updating fans on his progress as he recovers from hip surgery he underwent towards the end of last season, with the Reds hopeful he will be available to play a part in the clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 12.
The Liverpool skipper was withdrawn shortly after half time in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Bournemouth and it could be up to him as to whether he will play in the crucial early trip to the Emirates Stadium on Monday when Liverpool face an early season test of their credentials against Arsenal.