Luis Suarez played the entire ninety minutes as Uruguay booked their place at the World Cup finals with a 5-0 aggregate win over Jordan.
Oscar Tarabez’s side drew 0-0 in Montevideo yesterday after winning the first leg 5-0 a week ago, and have joined fellow South Americans Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and hosts Brazil at next summer’s tournament.
Suarez will now turn his attention to Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Everton, where he will be looking to add to his eight league goals that he has managed in just six games since returning from suspension.
Meanwhile, the club have parted company with Frank McParland and Rodolfo Borrell in a shake-up of their academy, the Express understands.
The timing of the decision suggests that there are replacements for the former academy director and head of coaching already lined up.
Both McParland and Borrell have left with immediate effect.
Elsewhere, Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Olympiakos forward Kostas Mitroglou, according to the Mirror.
The 25 year old has been in fine form for club and country this season, scoring fourteen goals in ten Greek Super League games, whilst he also netted in both legs of Greece’s 4-2 aggregate win over Romania in their World Cup qualifying play-off.