Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could be without new signings Kolo Toure and Aly Cissokho for Sunday’s visit of Manchester United.
The defensive pair both went off injured during Tuesday evening’s League Cup clash with Notts County, a game which the Reds won after extra-time.
Steven Gerrard has admitted that Liverpool aren’t in perfect shape after a tough week leading up to Sunday’s clash with Manchester United, according to the Metro.
Brendan Rodger’s men needed extra time to get past League One side Notts County in the League Cup third round on Tuesday evening – a game in which they lost two key defenders to injury.
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.
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.
Daniel Sturridge is likely to feature in tomorrow lunchtime’s season opener against Stoke City despite not being 100% fit, while Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger are expected to recover from knee injuries in time to play some part.
New signings Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure are expected to start while fellow new arrivals Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto are also in the provisional match day squad though Luis Suarez continues his ten match suspension.
Sky Sports has reported that Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is constantly in discussion with Luis Suarez as he tries to convince the striker to remain at Anfield.
The Uruguayan has been strongly linked with a move away from Merseyside this summer, with Arsenal seemingly to most interested in securing the 26 year olds services.
New Liverpool signing Kolo Toure has urged Luis Suarez to remain at Anfield, Sky Sports understands.
The Reds unveiled Toure, and fellow new arrival Simon Mignolet at a Melwood Press Conference on Wednesday, and the defender is hopeful of linking up with Suarez next season, though he accepts that the 26 year olds future is uncertain.
Swansea City are close to completing a deal for Jonjo Shelvey after having a bid of £6million accepted by Liverpool, Sky Sports understands.
The England international is now set to discuss personal terms with the Swans and undergo a medical ahead of the proposed move.
Shakhtar Donetsk have revealed that they are open to offers for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Express understands.
The Armenia international has strongly been lined with a move to Liverpool, though the Reds approach for the player stalled following confusion over his ownership.