Liverpool latest: Suarez wants Premier League title, distances himself from Ballon d'Or award

A round up of the key news stories about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he thinks the club can win the Premier League this season, despite a recent setback at the club that nearly bought him over the summer, Arsenal.

“In the team we are all really excited, and looking forward to a good season. We have been at the top so far, and we are still aiming at the top - we still have momentum and we can believe that the top spot is marked for us,” said Suarez.

Suarez has also dismissed any chance of himself winning the highly prestigious Ballon d’Or award. The striker suggests that the title should go to Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery ahead of himself and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

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Suarez’ strike partner Daniel Sturridge says there is more to the current side than just himself and the Uruguayan. Sturridge says they both go all out to help make things easier for the rest of the team.

“We give defenders problems and we’re both different. It’s good to have a strike partner you can bounce off - It's not about the SAS strike-force, it's about the team. The players behind us work so hard, they make our jobs easy really. We just try to do what we do best,” he told the Liverpool website.

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has called on Brendan Rodgers to get Daniel Agger back into the team. Agger was an unused substitute as Liverpool were beaten at Arsenal last weekend.

“Agger is too good a player to be out of the team for too long and after a defeat like Saturday I expect to see him back in the starting line up,” he wrote in the Liverpool Echo.

Rangers fans have voted former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their preferred choice for chief executive. Purslow famously led a boardroom coup against former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

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On loan Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says he’s proud to play for Napoli despite his arrival at the Serie A side being unexpected. Reina is on a season long loan deal with the Italian side following the arrival of Simon Mignolet at Anfield from Sunderland last summer.

One player who could shortly be joining the side on loan is Barcelona youngster Sergi Roberto. The midfielder has been linked with a variety of top flight European clubs with Manchester City, Real Madrid and AC Milan all thought to be keeping an eye on him.

Another player Liverpool have been linked with is Sidney Sam, a winger at Bayer Leverkusen. TuttoMercato has claimed that Brendan Rodgers’ side will look at signing the player when the January transfer window opens.

In a more light hearted story, Daniel Sturridge has revealed the inspiration behind his normal goal celebration as former Liverpool forward Peter Crouch. Sturridge says he was ‘feeling the vibe’ of the robot dance Crouch came out with during his time at Anfield.

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