Ten Best Quotes From Gerrard Interview

gerrard2Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been busy this week talking to the press about his future, Liverpool, that slip and the departure of Luis Suarez. Here are the ten best quotes from these interviews:

GERRARD ON HIS FUTURE
‘I certainly won’t be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this season. We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision. If they don’t come then I will see what’s out there.’

GERRARD ON RONALDO
‘Coaches have always said to me there are times no tactics, or anything you can do, will stop quality football.

Could Gerrard Be Playing Elsewhere Next Season?

GerrardFACupStunning comments from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard who has admitted that he could leave Anfield at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old’s contract expires next June, and he has not so far been offered another one. Gerrard, who has been with Liverpool since age 9, insists he will still be playing next season, but not necessarily for the Reds.

He told the Daily Telegraph:

“I won’t be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this season. We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision.”

Brendan Rodgers Newcastle Press Conference: Sturridge, Balotelli and Lambert

br-liverpoolLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers in his press conference ahead of Saturday’s noon time trip to Newcastle insisted he has “no concern” about Mario Balotelli and that the controversial Reds striker does not need any kind of protection from provocation.

Rodgers will have been delighted to see Balotelli break his eight-match goal drought in Tuesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Swansea. But Balotelli was also involved in two other notable incidents, the first coming pre-match when he was sent away from a warm-up exercise by Liverpool coach Mike Marsh. Then, after his goal, Balotelli was caught up in an off-the-ball confrontation with Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey, and further words were exchanged between the pair after the final whistle as they headed off the pitch.

Sturridge: Injury problems may be hereditary

daniel-sturridgeLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he believes his persistent injury problems could be hereditary as he faces several more weeks out with a calf strain.

Sturridge has not featured for club or country since suffering a thigh injury in England training at the beginning of September, and Liverpool have struggled in the his absence.

His uncles, Dean and Simon, were both professional footballers, while his father was a trainee at Birmingham, and he believes his current injury problems could be due to his genes.

Colin Pascoe Post Match Reaction: ‘Just rewards’ for Balotelli

thisisanfieldLiverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe felt Mario Balotelli got his “just rewards” with his goal in the 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Swansea – and agreed with Swans boss Garry Monk that Federico Fernandez should not have been sent off.

The fourth-round tie at Anfield turned the hosts’ way after Balotelli was introduced as a substitute in the 79th minute.

At that point Liverpool were 1-0 down thanks to Marvin Emnes’ fine 65th-minute strike, but Balotelli then equalised with a close-range finish within seven minutes of coming on, the maverick Reds striker providing a reply to his critics as he ended an eight-match scoring drought.

Suarez: Everything Rodgers said made perfect sense

Suarez2Luis Suarez has heralded Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for finding the perfect tactical system for him during the two years they worked together at Anfield. Rodgers introduced a slick, passing style following his arrival from Swansea City in 2012 and Suarez was one of the chief beneficiaries, scoring 61 goals during his last two seasons on Merseyside.

The Uruguay international left Liverpool for Barcelona during the close season, but he says that he will always owe Rodgers a debt of gratitude.

Rodgers Says Injuries harming Sturridge’s potential

SturridgeDaniel Sturridge’s chances of becoming a top European striker are being threatened his injury problems, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said.

Sturridge has scored 32 goals in 46 appearances for the Reds since his 12 million-pound move from Chelsea in January 2013, but has not played for them since the end of August.

The 25-year-old suffered a thigh injury while on England duty in early September, and was then hit by a calf problem in training on Oct. 16 just as he was getting close to a comeback.

Skrtel: Liverpool players still believe in Balotelli

balotelli-lfcMartin Skrtel insists Liverpool’s players have full faith in misfiring striker Mario Balotelli despite his poor start to life at Anfield.

Balotelli endured another frustrating outing against Hull City on Saturday as missed chances and good saves from visiting goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic helped Steve Bruce’s men escape Merseyside with a 0-0 draw.

The Italy striker has scored just once since his move from Milan, against Ludogorets in the UEFA Champions League, leaving Liverpool to count the cost of selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge’s injury issues.

Rodgers Post Match Reaction

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Brendan Rodgers was frustrated with the result as Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Hull City today but, simultaneously, felt buoyed by an improvement in performance from the midweek defeat in the Champions League.

The statistics show that the Reds had 17 shots on goal to the Tigers’ six at Anfield, while the home side enjoyed 66 per cent possession, yet no breakthrough in front of goal arrived across the 90 minutes.

Liverpool had entered the fixture on the back of a 3-0 reversal against Real Madrid on Wednesday and seeking to extend their winning run in the Barclays Premier League to three matches following victories over West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers.

Disappointing Reds Held At Home Again

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Mario Balotelli and Liverpool fired blanks as Hull held on for a goalless Premier League draw at Anfield.

Much of the focus was on Balotelli after an underwhelming start to his Liverpool career and controversy in midweek after exchanging shirts at half-time in the loss to Real Madrid.

But the Italian and his team-mates could not find a way through as Hull frustrated them to prolong the Reds’ below-par start to the campaign.

Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Balotelli all went close in injury time as Liverpool’s dominance of the second half almost brought reward in the closing moments.