Liverpool's Europa League tie with Young Boys is underway, and they have lined up like this: Jones, Enrique, Carragher, Coates, Wisdom, Sahin, Henderson, Suso, Downing, Assaidi, Pacheco Subs: Gulacsi, Sterling, Borini, Shelvey, Yesil, Robinson, Wilson.
Yoan Gouffran has revealed that he will not be signing a new contract with French club Bordeaux. The forward is heavily tipped to move to Liverpool in the next transfer window as Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is desperate for another striker to fill the void left by the departure of Andy Carroll to West Ham United on loan. Gouffran can also play as a winger or in the pocket behind a main striker.
Jamie Carragher still has a big role to play at Liverpool according to the manager despite not featuring for most of the season. Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates have both been first picks ahead of Carragher in the Liverpool defence but manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Carragher can still play for a ‘few more years’ and may even take a coaching role at the club.
Liverpool are reportedly lining up Francisco Alarcon and Ander Herrera as long term replacements for captain and club legend Steven Gerrard. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keeping a close check on Alarcon who plays for Malaga and starred in their 3-0 opening group game win against Zenit St Petersburg of Russia. Herrera is one of the most talented young players in the current Athletic Bilbao side. Gerrard is currently 32-years-old and is expected to see out the remainder of his career at Liverpool.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra are expected to shake hands before the Premier clash at Anfield this weekend. Suarez was sensationally banned for eight matches after it was revealed that he was guilty of racially abusing the United defender during the same fixture last season. Club officials from both clubs have met to finalise an agreement ahead of the match.
Trevor Hicks, President of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, has called for respect from Manchester United fans ahead of the mega Premier League clash this weekend. Liverpool fans have just learnt that it was not their fans’ fault that 96 people died during a match away at Sheffield Wednesday in 1989. Hicks has asked United fans to follow the example set by Everton on Monday night in the Premier League match against Newcastle United.
Liverpool midfield maestro Joe Allen has praised the club’s current manager and insists that Liverpool are heading in the right direction. Allen has featured in every Premier League match to date and says that Rodgers is building something special at the club despite a record of two defeats and two draws in the league so far this season. Allen was a key player for Rodgers during his time as manager of Swansea City.
Barry Hunter has joined the staff of Liverpool Football Club as he gets on board with the scouting staff after leaving Manchester City. Liverpool and City reached an agreement during the summer transfer window that Hunter would not start his new role at the club until after the end of August and after the season had started. Hunter was City’s chief scout for Italy, Switzerland and Russia.