Liverpool latest: Including Gerrard and Shelvey injuries

The latest news relating to Liverpool.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may face a late fitness test ahead of England’s match with Sweden this week. Gerrard picked up a minor knee problem during the draw at Chelsea over the weekend and the injury may force him to miss the international match.

Liverpool have confirmed Jonjo Shelvey will not play for England this week due to a thigh injury. Shelvey was spotted in the stands before the Premier League match at Chelsea talking to current England manager Roy Hodgson. Shelvey will stay in Merseyside to try and get fit for this weekend’s action.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has called for the funds needed to push the club forward. Liverpool have one of the smallest squads out of the top sides in the Premier League and Rodgers has called on the club’s owners to give him the financial muscle power he needs for the January transfer window.

England boss Roy Hodgson has set Raheem Sterling the challenge of ousting the old guard in the England team. Sterling has been in great form for Liverpool this season and a good performance against Sweden this week could mean a place in the England team for the friendly against Brazil in February.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has said anything above eighth place in the league this season would be fantastic. Liverpool have endured a poor start to the season due to inconsistency generated by having a small squad. Rodgers has targeted at least a top half finish.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he believes the club can still make the top four by the end of the season. Suarez has called Liverpool one of the biggest clubs in Europe and suggests they need to be in the Champions League fighting for the biggest honours that football has to offer.

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has called Luis Suarez one of the most important players at the club. Johnson says that Suarez scores goals for fun following the equaliser he bagged during the weekend match away at Chelsea. Johnson hopes Suarez will stay fit and in form all season.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has suggested that defender Jamie Carragher will be considering his next move. Carragher has not been a regular starter at the club this season and the Sky TV pundit has suggested he may consider moving on if he still feels he has a lot to offer.

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