Liverpool media round-up: Carragher on strike duo, Redknapp replies to 'frenzy' comments

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

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said that the strike duo of Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge have made a massive difference to the side.

On Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Carragher hailed the work rate of Ings and the quality that Sturridge brings to the side after the duo lined up for the first time from the start during the weekend's 3-2 win over Aston Villa at Anfield.

The Reds' legend said on the show: "Sturridge's finishing deserves the accolades but a lot of it comes from Ings.

"He has made a massive difference. He is pressing people, running behind, making the game quicker, and that's where the chances are coming from.

"The way Ings is playing, you think when Benteke comes back it will be difficult for Brendan Rodgers to get him in the team."

Another former Reds player Jamie Redknapp has commented on suggestions from the Liverpool manager that there is a frenzy surrounding his job at the club, and that some in the media may have been pushing him closer to the exit door.

But Redknapp has told the Liverpool Echo said he can understand why Rodgers said what he did after the weekend's win over Aston Villa.

He said: “I can understand why he’s had a bit of a go, but he’s just got to win games. If he thinks ex-players are against him, if he thinks the Pope is against him, it doesn’t matter, he’s just got to win football matches. That’s the only way he will keep the criticism at bay.”

Finally, Rodgers is visibly pleased to have Daniel Sturridge back in the side after he found the net twice against Villa, and is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying the forward can be the man to lead their fight to get the side back into the Champions League.

The Reds boss said: “Players like that make the difference. We haven’t scored three goals since he last started a game.

“He gives you a big opportunity to win games and compete at the top end of the table."

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