Liverpool will have the chance to close the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester City to four points when the take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
With the three teams above them not playing until after their game at the Hawthorns, the Reds have a great chance to put pressure on their rivals should they be able to make amends for last season’s disappointment in the West Midlands.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he is relaxed regarding Luis Suarez’s contact situation, according to Sky Sports.
The Uruguay international has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current deal, and the club are keen on securing his services for an extended period.
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.
Luis Suarez has been encouraged by Arsenal’s interest in him, distancing himself from claims he made stating that he would only be interested in a move away from England, the Daily Mail understands.
The 26 year old told Uruguayan radio station 890 that “there are two or three teams that are possibilities” as he considers his options ahead of the new season, with Chelsea also reportedly interested.
Suarez’s preference would be a move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants are yet to make their interest known.
Meanwhile, Stewart Downing has told Sky Sports that he welcomes the competition for places at the club following the arrivals of Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto.
Both Spaniards will be competing for a wide berth next season, though it remains to be seen if Downing will still be with the club following West Ham United’s reported interest in the England international.
Elsewhere, the club have rejected a loan approach from Bolton Wanderers for midfielder Raheem Sterling.
However, one Reds player who has been sent to the Championship to get some more first team experience is striker Michael Ngoo, who has joined newly promoted Yeovil Town for the forthcoming season.
The 20 year old spent the second half of last season at Scottish Premier League side Hearts, scoring five goals in sixteen appearances.
Joe Cole has told ESPN.co.uk that he made mistake by signing for Liverpool.
The former England international, who signed for the Reds from Chelsea under the stewardship of Roy Hodgson back in July 2010, returned to boyhood club West Ham United in January.