Liverpool morning news, Reds lead chase for Delph, Sterling attracts City interest

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

Liverpool may have to be wary of one of their Premier League rivals when it comes to holding on to one of their star players, as the Manchester Evening News has suggested that Manchester City could make a move for Raheem Sterling if he doesn't agree to a new deal to stay at Anfield.

Rodgers has recently been quoted saying he's relaxed over the 20-year-old's contract situation, with contract talks reportedly dragging on, and the current Premier League champions are monitoring the situation. 

Steven Gerrard has urged Sterling to sign a new deal at Anfield, saying Liverpool is the perfect club for him. 

The Reds' skipper is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “He’s going to play most weeks, the fans love him here.

“He can progress here and become a top, top player here so I hope the people around him give him the right advice because he should stay here.

“Raheem’s got the potential to be top drawer for sure. He’s got to keep learning, he’s got to keep wanting it.”

Gerrard added that he believes Sterling can play anywhere amongst the forwards, given his intelligence after scoring a brace when leading the line in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the League Cup.

He said: “I think Raheem can play anywhere along the front, he’s that intelligent.

“You’ve got to be able to have that in your locker if you want to be top drawer."

Liverpool are leading the chase for Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph according to the Daily Mirror, with the report suggesting Brendan Rodgers could make a move for him in January.

Delph is out of contract in the summer at Villa Park, and they may decide to cash in on the 25-year-old, with the Mirror suggesting Liverpool are starting to prepare for life after Steven Gerrard.

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