Liverpool will be looking to continue their unbeaten league run when they welcome a struggling Sunderland side to Anfield this evening.
The Reds can move to within just one points of leaders Chelsea with victory, while a draw would see them move level on points with Manchester City, who moved into second after beating Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has lavished praise on Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard, crediting them both for his fine form this season, according to the Metro.
The 19 year old has scored six goals and made four assists in the Premier League so far this season – form that is likely to see him included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summer’s World Cup finals.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge fired a late winner as England beat Denmark at Wembley last night, in the final game before Roy Hodgson names his provisional World Cup Squad.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City, who man was one of five Reds players to be selected by Hodgson for the friendly, headed in from Adam Lallana’s cross for his twelfth goal in as many games to all but assure himself of a place on the plane to Brazil, barring any unfortunate circumstances.
Captain Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson all also started the match, as did Daniel Agger for the Danes.
Meanwhile, Johnson has revealed that he has not yet been offered a new contract at Anfield, according to the Express.
The full-back, who won a landmark fiftieth international cap last night, is set to enter the final year of his current deal at the end of the season.
He is keen to pledge his future to Brendan Rodgers’ side, though talks of an extension are yet to commence.
The 29 has also denied claims that the club are unwilling to offer him a deal on his current wages, which, according to the Mirror, are around £139,000 per week.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has insisted that Brendan Rodgers will be given the funds to strengthen his squad in the summer, the Daily Star understands.
The Merseyside club failed to get any deals over the line in January, but Ayre has insisted that the Reds boss will be supported financially when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.
Liverpool have moved up to second place in the Premier League after beating Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Top scorer Luis Suarez opened the scoring on sixteen minutes with his first goal in six games, before Raheem Sterling doubled the visitors’ advantage just ahead of the hour mark.
Liverpool legend Ian Rush has backed Steven Gerrard to break Jan Molby’s all-time Reds penalty record, the Mirror understands.
The 33 year old has netted two spot-kicks in his last two games to take his tally to thirty seven leaving him third on the list, one behind Phil Neal and a further four off Molby’s total of 42.
Liverpool gave themselves a huge boost in their quest for a top-four finish by thumping Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Martin Skrtel put the hosts in front inside after just 51 seconds, before the Slovakia international scored his and the Reds’ second inside ten minutes.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is keen to repay the faith shown in him by manager Brendan Rodgers, according to Sky Sports.
The 19 year old is currently enjoying his best spell in his short career so far – starting the club’s last ten consecutive games and scoring three times.
Steven Gerrard has backed Raheem Sterling to join him at the World Cup finals in Brazil, according to ESPN.
The 19 year old winger he established himself as a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ squad having made his tenth consecutive appearance for the Reds in Sunday’s 5-3 win over Stoke City.
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.