Luis Suarez was once again in inspired form as Liverpool beat Cardiff City 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon to return to the top of the Premier League.
The Uruguayan opened the scoring on twenty-five minutes, before selflessly laying the ball in the path of Raheem Sterling, who doubled the Reds’ advantage three minutes before the break.
Liverpool secured an emphatic win for the third game in succession, this time putting five past a sorry Tottenham Hotspur side in a game that turned out to be Andre Villas Boas’ last in charge of the North London side.
Luis Suarez was again in fine form for the Reds, having a hand in all five of their goals.
Luiz Suarez continued his fine form against Norwich City, netting four of Liverpool’s five goals in a stunning victory at Anfield yesterday evening.
The Uruguayan open the scoring with a stunning 40 yard lob on fifteen minutes, before adding a second just ahead of the half hour mark by sweeping in Philippe Coutinho’s corner.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has calmed talk regarding Liverpool’s title chances, insisting that finishing in the top four remains the club’s target, Sky Sports understands.
The Reds have made an impressive start to the season, winning five of their seven league games to take them second in the division – behind Arsenal by virtue of goals scored.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on manager Brendan Rodgers for his development of young English talent, according to the Daily Star.
The midfielder believes that the influx of foreigners into the Premier League has made it much more difficult for English players to break through, especially at top clubs.
Fabio Borini’s agent has said that the forward made a mistake by joining Liverpool last summer, and instead should have remained at Roma for another season, the Daily Star understands.
The 22 year old, who was moved on following Victor Moses arrival at Anfield, made his Sunderland debut as a substitute in their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend after joining up with Paolo Di Canio’s side on a season long loan on transfer deadline day.
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 will use tonight’s Capital One Cup second round tie against Notts County to field a number of his squad players.
Luis Alberto is set to make his debut for the club, while Andre Wisdom and Raheem Sterling are pushing for their first starts of the season.
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.
Liverpool go in to the 220th Merseyside derby on Sunday, knowing that defeat will assure they finish outside the top six, and below Everton for a second season in succession.
However, the omens are in the Reds favour, as David Moyes’ men have never won at Anfield during the Scotsman’s eleven year tenure.