A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.
Liverpool have let three scouts leave the club according to a report in The Guardian, as they look to overhaul their scouting system.
The report says that the club have parted company with Alan Harper, Mel Johnson and Mike McGlynn.
Principal owner John Henry is said to be in Dubai there could be naming rights deals struck between the Reds and businesses in the Middle East, where he was accompanied by former Chief Executive Rick Parry on the trip.
Midfielder Joe Allen has branded criticism of the side’s team selection in the 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League in midweek as ‘disrespectful’.
Brendan Rodgers made a series of changes which omitted some high profile players from the starting line up at the home of the European Champions; including Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli.
Allen is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying the side can take a lot of heart from their performance in Spain.
He said: “You sometimes can’t win with a squad rotation policy but that is the only way to go. With the added demands we have this season, that has to be the way to do it. That is definitely going to get us results over the course of the season.
“Obviously we always knew that going to the home of the reigning champions, playing on their patch in front of their own fans, was going to be very difficult. Unfortunately we didn’t have quite enough to get something out of the game but it was still a great performance.”
The Reds face another difficult fixture this weekend when they take on Premier League leaders Chelsea at Anfield, with revenge on the mind of some of the players after Jose Mourinho wrecked Liverpool’s title chances towards the end of last season.