Wishing everyone A Happy Easter 2014

Wishing everyone A Happy Easter 2014

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Daniel Sturridge Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star’s Hamstring and Return

By , Featured Columnist Apr 13, 2014

Daniel Sturridge Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star's Hamstring and Return

 
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Updates from Thursday, April 17

Liverpool have released an official statement, refusing to rule Daniel Sturridge out of Sunday’s trip to Norwich.

Sturridge is reportedly struggling for the encounter with a hamstring problem, but Liverpool will give him every chance to prove his fitness, stating the following:

Liverpool have confirmed they’ll give Daniel Sturridge every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich City.

The striker had to be withdrawn in the 66th minute of last weekend’s 3-2 win over Manchester City.

Sturridge has since undergone further assessment with the club’s medical team at Melwood and a small strain was detected following a scan.

The 24-year-old will now undergo a treatment programme in order to try and be available for the trip to Carrow Road.

 

Updates from Wednesday, April 16

David Maddock of The Daily Mirror has the latest on Daniel Sturridge’s fitness before Sunday’s match vs. Norwich City:

Liverpool have had a blow delivered to their title hopes with news that striker Daniel Sturridge looks certain to miss Sunday’s tricky game at struggling Norwich.

The England international underwent scans after limping out of the Reds’ massive weekend victory over Manchester City.

Even though fears he tore a hamstring have been allayed, he is struggling to be ready for the high-noon encounter at Carrow Road.

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Liverpool were handed a massive blow in the race for the Premier League title as star forward Daniel Sturridge was forced to leave the pitch during Sunday’s clash with Manchester City with what appeared to be an injury to the hamstring. 

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Keeping a Lid on Liverpool Expectations Will Be Brendan Rodgers’ Biggest Test

By , Featured Columnist Apr 17, 2014

Keeping a Lid on Liverpool Expectations Will Be Brendan Rodgers' Biggest Test

 
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There are no longer images of agitated men, women and children in stadiums with their ears pressed to a personal radio, nor a need for the same fans to be sat at home staring at Ceefax screens waiting for them to update.

These days, all of our information gets tweeted, retweeted and favourited from all across the globe, and it was this way that Liverpool supporters were bombarded with information about Manchester City’s match against Sunderland on Wednesday night, even if they couldn’t watch the game live.

 

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They knew all about Fernandinho’s early goal, Connor Wickham’s equaliser and scarcely believable second strike before Samir Nasri’s late leveller, which ensured that City at least took a point from their disappointing evening. They needed three, though.

Having started the day knowing that 12 points from their remaining four matches were required for Liverpool to win the league, Reds fans ended it with the knowledge that the total had been reduced to 10. Three wins and a draw will do it.

Of course, achieving such a feat is easier said than done.

On Sunday, Liverpool go to a Norwich side who are fighting for their lives, followed by the visit of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea juggernaut and a trip to face Crystal Palace before the last game of the season at home to a Newcastle team who are, well, a Newcastle team.

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Luis Suarez Reveals Liverpool Title Talk Is Forcing Him to Hide from Media

By , Featured Columnist Apr 17, 2014

Luis Suarez Reveals Liverpool Title Talk Is Forcing Him to Hide from Media

 
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As reported by The Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce, Suarez said he doesn’t want to think about the title, and he chooses not to let the media distract him as much as possible:

It’s normal for the supporters to get excited and be discussing our chances. When I’m out shopping or out with my family I bump into fans who mention it to me. I’ve told them to stay calm and not to worry. We’ll be trying our best.

For the players it’s probably best if we don’t get involved in that kind of talk.

Personally, I think that if I don’t watch TV, listen to the radio or read about us on the internet it’s better. I know what the situation is.

Winning the title would be very special but we can’t think about that yet.

Whatever Suarez has been doing seems to be working, as the Reds have won an incredible 10 straight matches on their way to the top of the Premier League table. Following Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City, Liverpool are now in pole position to lift the Premier League trophy at the end of the season.

Suarez’s contributions in front of goal have played a big factor in the team’s success, as the Uruguayan has bagged an astonishing 29 league goals and formed one of Europe’s deadliest strike partnerships with Daniel Sturridge.

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Suarez: Brendan gives us confidence

17th Apr 2014 – Latest News

Luis Suarez believes Brendan Rodgers’ coolness and composure is a reflection of the mood within the Liverpool squad as they enter the final four games of the season.

With his side at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, the Reds boss has constantly refused to be drawn on anything other than talk of the next game.

Suarez believes that philosophy has been important in the 10-match winning run that has taken Liverpool to the summit.

He said: “It’s very important to see the manager relaxed.

“Brendan gives all of us confidence because he’s good at his job.

“He believes in all of the squad and when you have that belief from your boss then it’s easier to perform at your best.”

Suarez added: “It’s normal for the supporters to get excited and be discussing our chances.

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‘Brendan knows how to talk to players’

17th Apr 2014 – Latest News

Joao Carlos Teixeira has spoken of his admiration for Brendan Rodgers and described the Liverpool manager as a ‘supreme motivator’.

The Portugal youngster insists his game has come on leaps and bounds this season working under the tutelage of Rodgers, and, after making his first-team debut at Fulham, he’s targeting more future appearances in the starting XI.

Speaking about his adulation for the boss, Teixeira told the Liverpool Echo: “He is an amazing person.

“A really intelligent guy about football. He knows how to talk with the players to get everything from them. He is great with motivating the players as well.

“Next season we will have more competitions – like the Champions League – and hopefully I will have more chance to be part of the first-team.

“But it has still been great this season. I have been training with the best and it has been great to be part of this team. It is a great group, with nice people, and I am enjoying it even more as we are challenging for the title.”

After making excellent progress in the U21s team under the guidance of Alex Inglethorpe, Teixeira was handed his Reds debut by Rodgers when he replaced Raheem Sterling during the clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage on February 12.

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Simon: The squad has enough cover to cope

17th Apr 2014 – Latest News

Simon Mignolet is confident Liverpool have the quality to fill the void left by Jordan Henderson as the England international prepares to begin a three-match suspension.

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Henderson was shown a red card for his challenge on Samir Nasri as Brendan Rodgers’ side edged their way to a memorable 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has been a key component of Liverpool’s surge to the Barclays Premier League summit this season; a shining illustration of his manager’s high-intensity philosophy in practise.

Neat and industrious in possession, Henderson’s sheer hard graft has helped drive opponents into submission, starting every Reds league game during 2013-14 so far.

The youngster now faces a spell on the sidelines; however, Mignolet believes Liverpool have adequate cover to step in and help propel the side to an 11th successive league victory.

“I am sure we have a good enough squad to deal with these kinds of situations,” Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo. “Look at how Joe [Allen] performed when he came off the bench against Manchester City.

“It was a difficult moment in the game at 2-2. It was tough to be a substitute coming on at that stage but he really helped the team out.

“He did a good job just as Lucas did away to West Ham the week before. Victor Moses also helped us when he came on against City – not only offensively but also in defence. The manager has options.”

The game against City was a breath-taking spectacle – and Mignolet admits it was a whirlwind clash to be involved in.

The Belgian played his part as the match ebbed and flowed in front of an Anfield crowd who rolled back the years to produce a fearsome atmosphere.

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