All Signs Point To Sturridge Being Sold In Summer

daniel-sturridge-celebratesJurgen Klopp is growing increasingly “frustrated” with Daniel Sturridge, with the German unable to “trust” the striker, according to journalist John Richardson of the Express.

Sturridge has not been fit enough to start a single Premier League game for Liverpool since Klopp took over in October, though the striker did serve a frustrating reminder of his ability with two goals in the Reds’ 6-1 Capital One Cup win at Southampton in December.

Sturridge is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered just four days after that game, against Newcastle United, and Richardson claims Klopp has lost patience with the 26-year-old.

Teixeira Relishing Cup Chance

Joao-TeixeiraJoao Teixeira hopes to make the most of a second chance to start his Liverpool career after gaining valuable experience in cup competitions this season.

The 23-year-old has played in all three of the RedsFA Cup ties, putting in a useful performance in the goalless fourth round draw at home to West Ham, after featuring in a Capital One Cup game back in October.

He made his first-team debut as a substitute in the Premier League win at Fulham almost two years ago but was then loaned to Brighton for the whole of last season and it was only the current injury problems which propelled him back into first-team contention with a crop of the academy’s top talent.

Reds Draw Means More Fixture Issues For Klopp

klopp-press-conferenceLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp shrugged off the prospect of having to play yet another match after a goalless draw at home to West Ham meant an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Liverpool dominated the game after West Ham lost James Tomkins and Cheikhou Kouyate to injury in the first half and the visitors were indebted to back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph for a string of saves.

A ninth match in 29 days forced the Reds boss, who is still managing a number of injuries, to make wholesale changes to his side but the younger players he brought in acquitted themselves well and should probably have won the game.

Klopp: I Did Not Watch Shootout

Klopp-KopLiverpool are heading to Wembley once again after they held their nerve to break Stoke’s hearts on a dramatic night at Anfield.

Joe Allen and Simon Mignolet were the heroes as Liverpool won 6-5 on penalties but Jurgen Klopp admitted he did not see the spectacle unfold because he did not want to obstruct the view of the fans behind him.

Allen, who had come on as a late substitute in normal time, wrapped in the decisive spot-kick in sudden death after Mignolet had denied Marc Muniesa and Peter Crouch.

The Kop Is Heading Down Wembley Way

Mignolet-saveSimon Mignolet secured Liverpool’s passage to Wembley for next month’s Capital One Cup final with two penalty shootout saves before Joe Allen struck the decisive spot-kick to eliminate Stoke City.

With the game going to extra-time and penalties following Marco Arnautovic’s contentious first-half goal – the Austrian was clearly offside when released by Bojan Krkic – Liverpool booked their 12th League Cup final appearance after Mignolet saved from Peter Crouch and Marc Muniesa.

Following a season that has seen him subjected to persistent criticism, the Belgian goalkeeper was cheered off the Anfield pitch after his match-winning heroics.

Suarez Bats Eyes At Anfield Return

luis-suarez-liverpoolBarcelona striker Luis Suarez has opened the door to one day returning to Anfield by saying that he wouldn’t play for any club other than Liverpool if he was to return to the Premier League.

“You never know what will happen in the future. If I was to return to England, it would be to play for Liverpool – not for any other team” Suarez told ESPN.

“I’ve missed the fans. The atmosphere is incredible, it’s incredible. Everyone who has played for Liverpool knows how important the fans are – they know they will always be in my heart.”

Remarkable Reds Win At Norwich

klopp-press-conferenceJurgen Klopp was able to laugh off comical defending after breaking his glasses celebrating Liverpool’s astonishing 5-4 win at Norwich.

Adam Lallana celebrated his stoppage-time winner in the nine-goal thriller at Carrow Road by embracing Klopp, who lost his glasses as the rest of the team joined in.

Asked about the joyous scenes which greeted Liverpool’s first Barclays Premier League win of 2016, Klopp said: “I don’t know, I saw nothing.

“Usually I have a second pair, but I couldn’t find them. It’s really difficult looking for glasses without glasses.”

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Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Make £24.5m Bid For Alex Teixeira

Alex TeixeiraAccording to various media reports Liverpool have made a £24.5m offer for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira. The prolific 26-year-old Brazilian has been targeted by Chelsea with Shakhtar willing to sell.

Teixeira has scored 22 goals in 15 league games this season, as well as three in six Champions League appearances.

A delegation from Liverpool, including chief executive Ian Ayre, is in Orlando, Florida, where Shakhtar are playing in the Florida Cup tournament, to open talks with the Ukrainian club.

Klopp Protective Of Kids After Cup Win

Klopp-KopLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned against placing too much expectation on his young stars after a number impressed in the 3-0 FA Cup third-round replay win over Exeter.

Sheyi Ojo, with a brilliant individual effort, and Joao Carlos Teixeira scored their first senior goals on their Anfield debuts after Joe Allen, one of three experienced players in the side, had put them ahead in the first half.

The likes of Cameron Brannagan and Brad Smith also impressed but Klopp insists it is too early to be pushing them for full first-team involvement.