Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has called for calm as the Reds head into their final eleven games of the Premier League season, Sky Sports understands.
Brendan Rodgers’ side currently sit in fourth place, four points behind leaders Chelsea and, more crucially, six clear of fifth place Tottenham Hotspur.
A 90th minute penalty from captain Steven Gerrard secured all three points for Liverpool against bottom-of-the-table Fulham at Craven Cottage yesterday evening.
A catastrophic own goal from Kolo Toure put Rene Meulensteen’s men in front on eight minutes, only for Daniel Sturridge to draw the Reds level four minutes before half time with his nineteenth goal of the season.
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes that the Reds are still in the title race despite dropping points against Aston Villa at the weekend, according to the Mail Online.
The 2-2 draw with Paul Lambert’s men kept the Merseyside club in the top four, though they are now eight points behind league leaders Arsenal, who they face at Anfield two weeks on Saturday.
Liverpool head in to tomorrow’s Merseyside derby looking to take three points that would see them, even if only for a short while, return to the top of the Premier League.
Jose Enrique will miss the game, and is set to be out for several weeks after it was revealed that his knee injury could require surgery.
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.
Liverpool have remained in third place in the Premier League despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
Goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey wrapped up the points for Arsene Wenger’s men, who are now five points clear of the Reds, and second place Chelsea who were defeated by Newcastle United Saturday lunchtime.
Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling to a 1-0 loss at home to Southampton.
The result, which was secured by a Dejan Lovren goal early in the second half, sees Brendan Rodgers men slip to fifth place after Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal all won to leapfrog them.
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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Martin Skrtel is set to secure a move away from Liverpool when the transfer window reopens in January, according to the Daily Star.
The defender was expected to leave Anfield in January, with Napoli strongly linked with a move for the Slovakia international.