Brendan Rodgers claims that Liverpool are ahead of schedule in their quest for Champions League football, though he is not surprised at how well his team are playing, the Mirror understands.
The Reds four goals at the weekend mean that they are now they highest scoring team in the English top flight, and their points tally of fifty-six is just four short of league leaders Chelsea.
Braces from England international duo Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson helped Liverpool secure all three points against Swansea City in a thrilling game at Anfield yesterday afternoon.
The Reds were 2-0 up inside twenty minutes after first Sturridge, then Henderson scored before former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back for Garry Monk’s side half way through the first half.
Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment last weekend with three points against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
Glen Johnson is pushing for a return to first team action, though Mamadou Sakho, Lucas and Jose Enrqiue all remain out with their respective injuries.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move for Swansea City defender Ben Davies, according to the Mail Online.
The 20 year old broke into the Swansea City first team last season, and has gone on to make seventy-two appearances in all competitions, scoring three times.
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.
Former Liverpool youth player Tom Ince rejected the chance to return to Anfield in favour of a loan move to Crystal Palace, the Metro understands.
Ince’s father, and former manager at Blackpool Paul, who also used to play for the Reds, has said that there was an opportunity for the 22 year old to re-sign for the club where he began his professional career, but declined as he doesn’t yet feel ready.
Liverpool have fallen to fourth place in the Premier League after suffering a shock 3-1 defeat to Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon.
The hosts took the lead on twenty minutes through Jake Livermore, whose shot took a mean deflection off Reds defender Martin Skrtel.
Liverpool will be hoping to reclaim top spot as they take on Brendan Rodgers former club Swansea City this evening.
Barclays Premier League Player of the Month Daniel Sturridge, the match winner in the clubs last three games, should feature despite missing England’s two recent internationals against Moldova and Ukraine while new signings Victor Moses and Mamadou Sakho are in the squad.
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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Daniel Sturridge is set to return to the Liverpool side for Monday evening’s match at Swansea City, the Metro understands.
The 24 year old, who has enjoyed a sensational start to the season following his match winning strikes in all three of the Reds league games so far, withdrew from the England squad for their recent World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.