Making a list and checking it twice
Although talks have yet to officially open between Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers over a new deal, the wheeling and dealing has already begun with the Anfield boss firing an opening salvo in the press, where stakes a claim for more control over the clubs transfer business.
“I came to Liverpool because I hoped it would be a destination rather than just a stopping-off point” said the Northern Irishman, who went on to take a pretty decent swing at the transfer by committee approach at Anfield. “I felt the club had everything you would want as a football manager. It’s one of the leading clubs in the world and I want to be allowed to build and develop the club without interference.”
Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland Highlight 19/04/2014 by ifihighlights
Relegation threatened Sunderland continue to do Liverpool all kinds of favours. If pulling off a shock 2-2 draw with Manchester City wasn’t good enough, they did the impossible and squeaked out a 2-1 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday. And who scored the winner you might ask? None other than Reds loanee Fabio Borini.
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Tomorrow, Liverpool travel to Carrow Road and a Uruguayan is expected to score. On that same day, a little piece of Liverpool will be in Uruguay and he’s expected to score as well. There might be a massive difference between Luis Suarez and Sir Paul McCartney, but when these two stars sit down and have a chat, things certainly get interesting.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has been around the block enough times to know that Sunday’s meeting with Norwich City is all that matters. Some people might point to next weekend’s potential title decider with Chelsea, but the Captain knows that nothing can be done about that now — Carrow Road is the destination and three points is what’s on offer.
The Reds may have enjoyed immense pleasure at Norwich in the past, but no one is about to take anything for granted. With a mere four matches left in this years Premier League campaign, Gerrard is a close as he’s ever been to claiming the one trophy that’s eluded him during a career that’s as storied as they come. Four more matches; four more cup finals.
The King keeps smiling
With Liverpool emerging the surprise package of the Premier League title race, former boss and living legend Kenny Dalglish is 100% behind what boss Brendan Rodgers is accomplishing at Anfield.
“Brendan is the one who leads the club and the players. The players are the disciples. They have followed on and they have believed in what he has told them. They believe in the team ethic,” said the man the Kop still calls the King. “When you do get success it is important to maintain that and Liverpool have always been very humble winners. The way they have conducted themselves has been fantastic.”