Michael Owen believes that Liverpool cannot be without defender Martin Skrtel

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes that Liverpool cannot be without defender Martin Skrtel, who has emerged as one of the important members of the team in recent years.

After the departure of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, the spotlight is upon older players at the club like Skrtel. The Slovakian defender has been at Anfield since 2008. Even though there have been several transfer rumours surrounding the 30-year-old during this period, Skrtel has been able to keep his head firmly on the job at hand. After having enjoyed a nervy start to his Liverpool career, the Slovakian is now the indispensable member of defence according to Owen.

Steven Gerrard says that James Milner can be an important player for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard says that James Milner can be an important player for Liverpool alongside names like Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen, and Jordan Henderson.

The former Manchester City winger joined the club on a free transfer. Milner had been in talks with Arsenal as well, but he chose the move to Anfield largely because of the first-team opportunities that he will get under Brendan Rodgers. It is reported that the Northern Irishman sees Milner as an important player for Liverpool already with suggestions that he could be given the captain’s armband straightaway.

Liverpool are left to focus only on the FA Cup

After their recent defeats against Arsenal and Manchester United, Liverpool are left to focus only on the FA Cup for the remainder of the campaign. The Reds will be playing against Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final.

The winners of the match will face either Arsenal or Reading in the final. One best ways for Liverpool to get a victory against Villa is for star Raheem Sterling to weave just magic.Sterling has been caught up in a cloud of controversy over the last few weeks. Following his public comment that he had indeed rejected a contract offer from Liverpool, Sterling was then photographed with illegal activities during his leisure time.

Jordan Henderson dismisses reports that he will be Captain of Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has dismissed reports that he is all set to replace Steven Gerrard as the new Liverpool captain.

Gerrard will be leaving Liverpool for LA Galaxy at the end of the season. This brings an end to more than two decades of service at the club. More crucially, Gerrard has been the heartbeat of Liverpool on several occasions. His contribution to the club on the night of the Champions League final in 2005 forever remain in the hearts of Liverpool fans. As the season approaches its end, Gerrard’s successor is yet to be revealed by Brendan Rodgers.

Daniel Sturridge looking to come back soon in Liverpool

The Liverpool fans would be absolutely frustrated to know that he star player of the side Daniel Sturridge is not going to make his comeback anytime soon.

The 25-year old England international got unfit yet again yesterday while training with the Reds squad. The injury is believed to be in one of his thighs.

Sturridge had injured his thigh a couple of months back as well, but, that was different sort of injury. This time around, it’s a strain as per the medical reports.

The recovery period is going to be of the same length though. Sturridge will have to be out for one and half months more which means he is done for this year. He will be back next year only now.

Lucas Leiva make his place back in team

After not being in the first-team plans of Brendan Rodgers in the first half of the season, midfielder Lucas Leiva has forced himself back into the plans after some impressive performances in the Champions League and the Premier league.

After struggling with defending throughout last season, the defensive record of Liverpool just got worse this season. This is despite the club spending more than £ 20 million on defender Dejan Lovren.Rodgers recognised that a change needed to be done and he focused on improving defensive performance in the key Champions League match against Ludogorets.

Leiva Causes COncern Amongst Liverpool Fans

Lucas Leiva has caused a lot of concern amongst Liverpool fans after openly admitting that he wants to play for the club’s former manager Rafa Benitez. The Brazilian midfielder was initially criticised by a lot of fans during the early part of his Liverpool career, but he eventually won them over through sheer hard work. Under the guidance of Benitez, Lucas became one of the important players at Liverpool and was also a regular fixture in the Brazilian national team. After several managerial changes in the last few years, his position at the club has become less secure.

Leiva Causes COncern Amongst Liverpool Fans

Lucas Leiva has caused a lot of concern amongst Liverpool fans after openly admitting that he wants to play for the club’s former manager Rafa Benitez. The Brazilian midfielder was initially criticised by a lot of fans during the early part of his Liverpool career, but he eventually won them over through sheer hard work. Under the guidance of Benitez, Lucas became one of the important players at Liverpool and was also a regular fixture in the Brazilian national team. After several managerial changes in the last few years, his position at the club has become less secure.

Gerrard Believes High Wages Cause Lack Of Dedication

Steven Gerrard reckons that because of the high amount of bucks that the soccer players get at a young age in club football nowadays, they don’t remain that hungry to make appearances for their country. They just focus on playing for their respective clubs.

Gerrard’s national side England has suffered early exit from another one of the FIFA Competitions i.e. the FIFA World Cup 2014.

In one of his interviews recently, the midfielder talked about the factors which are having adverse affect on the condition of the Three Lions national team. When he was asked if money is one such factor, he said, “Yes, it is to some extent. Those players who play the game only to get famous and to earn cash, it can surely distract them.”

Leiva Invites Cafu To Liverpool Training

Brazilian legend Cafu has revealed that he had the opportunity to witness John Flanagan in action after being invited to the Liverpool training by midfielder Lucas Leiva. Lucas Leiva may have lost his first-team spot in the Brazilian national team after the appointment of Luiz Felipe Scolari, but he still has a lot of friends with the current and former Brazilian players. One of them is Cafu, who is regarded as one of the finest right backs in the world. Along with left back Roberto Carlos, Cafu dominated the international football for a period of 10 years.

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