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GUARDIAN – Liverpool hope to avoid reunion with Luis Suárez in Champions League

Brendan Rodgers side could face tough draw Draw takes place in Monaco on ThursdayLiverpool will be hoping to avoid Manchester Citys recent trials in the Champions League and a swift reunion with Luis Surez when the draw for the group stage takes place in Monaco on Thursday.City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will discover their fate at the Grimaldi Forum from 4.45pm (BST), with Brendan Rodgers team facing potentially the toughest draw of the Premier Leagues representatives among the European elite. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárez texts best wishes as Liverpool send a signal of their own

Departed striker sent Brendan Rodgers a good luck SMS Rodgers: The first win can really set the tone for the seasonBrendan Rodgers received a good luck text from Luis Surez before Liverpools Premier League opener against Southampton and claimed the win could set the tone for another title challenge without the brilliant Uruguay international.The Liverpool manager described the 2-1 win as vital after goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge compensated for a laboured display against a Southampton side showing few ill effects from the summer of upheaval at St Marys Stadium. Sturridges goal was his 36th in 50 appearances for Liverpool, a more prolific return than any player in the clubs illustrious history since George Allan in the late 19th century, and the England international believes last seasons runners-up will be stronger despite his former strike partners 75m move to Barcelona. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Brendan Rogers "very happy" about Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Southampton – video

Brendan Rogers comments on his team’s 2-1 victory over Southampton at Anfield. Rogers singles out Liverpool’s keeper Simon Mignolet for praise, with reference to a save he made late in the game. The match against Southampton was Liverpool’s first without former-forward Luis Suárez who Rogers says is still a “friend to Liverpool” Continue reading…

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