Liverpool have been left with just two fully fit senior midfielders in the lead up to Christmas, with Jordan Henderson now joining their already extensive injury list, the Mirror understands.
The England international had his ankle damaged in a nasty clash with Kevin Nolan in the Reds’ victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, and joins captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Sebastien Coates on the side-lines.
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Liverpool duo Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are both set to be recalled to the England line-up for tomorrow evening’s clash with Germany at Wembley.
The pair both missed Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Chile with Gerrard struggling with a hip injury and Sturridge still having not fully recovered from a thigh problem.
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge believes Brendan Rodgers should recall Daniel Agger to Liverpool’s starting XI, the Mirror understands.
The Reds have been playing a 3-5-2 formation in recent weeks, and were exposed last time out as league leaders Arsenal beat them by two goals to nil.
Steven Gerrard has called for England’s fans to be realistic regarding the nations chances at next summer’s World Cup, the Telegraph understands.
The Liverpool captain helped book the Three Lions place in Brazil with a late goal against Poland to secure a 2-0 win at Wembley, and top spot in Group H.
Liverpool will be hoping to return to winning ways as the travel to struggling Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
After their unbeaten start to the season came to an end last weekend following their narrow home defeat to Southampton, the Reds crashed out of the League Cup to Manchester United on Wednesday evening.
Steven Gerrard has said that it would be a dream come true to manage Liverpool, the Metro understands.
The Reds captain sees his future in club management, and his ambition is to take the top job at Anfield when it becomes available.
Liverpool survived a scare to get past Notts County in last night’s League Cup second round tie at Anfield.
The Reds needed extra time to beat the League One side, after they came from two goals down to draw level with the hosts.
Brendan Rodgers has taken a swipe at Arsenal over their pursuit of Luis Suarez, the Mirror has reported.
Last month, the Gunners lodged a bid of £40,000,001 for the Uruguay striker, believing that such a bid would trigger a release clause for the 26 year old striker who has repeatedly expressed a desire to move on this summer.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in taking Barcelona forward Cristian Tello as part a deal that could see goalkeeper Pepe Reina move in the opposite direction.
The La Liga Champions have long been linked with move for the Reds first choice shot stopper, who signed from Villarreal in 2005.
Liverpool proved well capable of coping without Luis Suarez as they thumped Newcastle United 6-0 at St James Park in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off.
Daniel Agger’s header gave the Reds an early lead, which was doubled on seventeen minutes when Jordan Henderson grabbed his fourth league goal of the season.