Xabi Alonso has ended speculation that he could be set to return to Anfield by signing a new deal with Real Madrid, according to the Independent.
The 32 year old was due to be out of contract in the summer, but has now extended his contract with the La Liga giants to the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
Liverpool got their revenge on Oldham Athletic for knocking them out of the FA Cup last season by securing a 2-0 win over them at Anfield in the third round this time around.
Iago Aspas put the hosts in front with his first goal for the club nine minutes into the second half before an own goal from defender James Tarkowski put the result beyond doubt.
Brendan Rodgers has no fresh injury concerns for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of West Ham United.
With Arsenal not playing until Sunday afternoon, Liverpool can close the gap between them and the league leaders to just four points.
Liverpool could welcome Philippe Coutinho back to their starting line-up for this evening’s visit of Norwich City.
The Brazilian international played the last twenty-five minutes of Sunday afternoon’s shock defeat to Hull City, and could take Raheem Sterling’s place in midfield.
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is in line to make his first appearance in over six weeks at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow afternoon, after recovering from a shoulder injury.
Jose Enrique also looks set to miss out as he recovers from a knee problem, with Iago Aspas and Sebastian Coates also remain on the side-lines.
Three points for the Reds would see them leapfrog Arsenal, while they will go top if they win and Chelsea fail to beat Newcastle United.
Liverpool are unbeaten on their last three visits to the Gunners, with last season’s corresponding fixture ending 2-2.
Tomorrow’s match will see Luis Suarez go up against the club who failed in two attempts to sign him during the summer.
Arsene Wenger offered £40m and a pound in an attempt to trigger a reported clause in the Uruguay international’s contract at a time when it looked almost certain that he would be leaving Merseyside.
However, the 26 year old remained with the club, and has returned to first team action in superb style following his ten match suspension.
His hat-trick in the 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend took him to six goals in just four league games this season, and fifty-seven in one hundred and one appearances in all competitions since signing from Ajax in January 2011.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will be fit for Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal this weekend.
The Brazil international has been out of action for the past six weeks with a shoulder, but will return for the match at the Emirates, where three points will see the Reds move ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men.
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Tagged Arsenal, Celta Vigo, Chelsea, Demba Ba, Derby County, Iago Aspas, Manchester United, Philippe Coutinho, Ray Clemence, Valencia, Will Hughes
Liverpool will be looking to continue their superb Premier League form when the welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds have lost just once in their last sixteen league games, while three wins and a draw this term has fired them to first place in the division; another three points here will guarantee them top spot ahead of next weekend’s trip to Sunderland.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and striker Daneil Sturridge have been named Barclays Manager and Player of the month for August.
It is the second time Rodgers has received the accolade, while it is Sturridge’s first of his career.
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Tagged Aly Cissokho, Brendan Rodgers, Daniel Sturridge, Glen Johnson, Iago Aspas, Joe Allen, Jonjo Shelvey, Kolo Toure, Michu, Sebastian Coates, Swansea City
Liverpool have unveiled Aly Cissokho at Anfield after the defender completed his loan move from Valencia.
The Mail Online has reported that the 25 year old is raring to go after signing for, what he described, as a ‘really legendary club.’
Liverpool began their Premier League campaign with a narrow victory over Stoke City at Anfield in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Daniel Sturridge’s 37th minute strike was enough to secure all three points for Brendan Rodgers men, who secured an opening day home win for the first time in twelve years.