Itching for a shot on Sunday
After sweating on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool were on the receiving end of some positive news with scans confirming that the strikers hamstring injury isn’t as severe as initially feared.
Although they ended up snagging the three points, the Reds 3-2 win over Manchester City didn’t come without a cost with Jordan Henderson receiving a straight red card for a wild lunge in injury time and Sturridge forced off with a tight hamstring midway through the second half. With the Citizens dropping points in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland yesterday, Brendan Rodgers side remain in prime position to claim their first title of the Premier League era — though the injury to the 24-year old could have come as a major hinderance to the final push.
Hail to the squad
Liverpool will already be without midfielder Jordan Henderson after the 23-year old saw red for a wild lunge in the closing minutes of the Reds 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday and could very well be missing Daniel Sturridge, but ‘keeper Simon Mignolet doesn’t think it’ll affect the Anfield outfit bid to remain kings of the castle.
The Belgian, who made a number of crunch saves against the Citizens as Brendan Rodgers side reaffirmed their title chops, believes the quality of Liverpool’s squad — as well as their scintillating form — will see them through.
Tom takes another step
Liverpool’s proposed redevelopment of Anfield took an important step forward yesterday when the club signed a legal agreement with both Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group to push their plans forward.
Progress on both the regeneration of the area and the proposed expansion of the Reds stadium has been slowing moving, but progress is being made with the latest step just another hurdle cleared. Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner was in town to sign the “heads of terms” document which clears the way for the proposed £260million plan to regenerate the Anfield area. The legal agreement sets out both the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved and outlines the principles of the formal contract. In other words, it makes sure stuff is going to get done right.
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Anfield has always been a special ground, and Sunday’s match against Manchester City just went ahead and re-affirmed that. The noise generated from the stands apparently shook chimney’s in the surrounding area, and with the Reds winning the crunch clash 3-2 to keep their place at the summit, it’s easy to see — and hear — why.
Liverpool may have run out 3-2 winners against mega-rich Manchester City on Sunday, but Daniel Sturridge pulling up injured midway through the second half will be seen as a major blow for Brendan Rodgers as the Reds go in search of their first league title in 24-years.
With four matches remaining, the Merseyside outfit are in pole-position to claim the title, sitting two points ahead of second placed Chelsea. Liverpool have a trip to Norwich City to navigate before Sturridge’s former side visit Anfield on April 27th, and though the Blues face a tricky midweek Champions League tie before making the trip up north, if the 24-year old is ruled out through injury, it could very well be a major hinderance to Jose Mourinho’s free-scoring adversaries.