Liverpool media round-up: Klopp on Sturridge, Toure on first goal, still no Sinclair agreement

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

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was visibly delighted after the Reds' 6-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League yesterday, and was particularly pleased to see Daniel Sturridge back on the field as he opened the scoring during the hour he played at Villa Park.

Klopp is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “Of course, we need the goals of Daniel and he needs the goals – that's clear. But for me it is not [just about being] a striker, he can score of course, but how in tune he is with the team, his movements.

“He's a real striker, that's really good to see.

“On the pitch it's really difficult to defend if he's always somewhere and you don't know where he is on the pitch, and that's of course very important for us.”

Kolo Toure was the man that rounded off the scoring with his first Liverpool goal in 60 appearances as he headed home Jordan Henderson's corner. 

Toure explained how much the goal meant to him, as he told the Liverpool Echo: “I hadn't planned a celebration. I wasn't sure what to do!

"It was a great corner from Jordan and I was just so happy to see my header go in.

“It had been so long. I have to thank God. He's the one who has kept me out there. I'm 34 but I'm still here playing for such a big club.”

It wasn't just the first team who were victorious yesterday as the under-21 side beat Brighton & Hove Albion 4-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Premier League club thanks to two Jerome Sinclair goals. 

It has been well-documented that Sinclair is out of contract at the end of the season but the Daily Mail has reported the Reds are keen to tie the 19-year-old down to a new deal.

They report that an agreement between the player and the club is way off - with the Reds rejecting a £3 million bid from Watford last month. 

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