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With Liverpool mired in the bottom half of the table going into December, it might seem a bit pie in the sky to be dreaming of a fourth place finish in May, but Reds midfielder Adam Lallana isn’t about to give up hope of securing Champions League football for a second successive season — or bagging a trophy to go along with it.
Get well soon
Despite suffering one injury setback already during his ten week absence, the news that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set to miss another six weeks with a new thigh problem has come as a shock to both the club and Kopites everywhere.
The 24-year old, who had returned to full training with the club ahead of Sunday’s trip to Selhurst Park, will now be on the treatment table for the foreseeable future — something that has devastated him according to Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson. “It is a big blow, not only for the team but for him as well” he told ESPN FC when asked about the striker. “He is devastated, at a really low point really because he was looking forward to getting back playing. He felt good so it is disappointing for us as a team and him personally.”
More than five of each
Although he’s had a bit of a tough go at the back since joining Liverpool from Spanish side Sevilla over the summer, Reds fullback Alberto Moreno has looked electric going forward with his stunning solo effort against Tottenham Hotspur at the end of August standing as a goal of the season contender.
Ahead of Liverpool’s return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace on Sunday, the 22-year has revealed that he has a natural instinct to go forward and will be looking to that it to contribute more in front of the net. “All players love to score goals, especially me, because when I was younger I used to score regularly as I played further forward back then,” the defender told the clubs official website. “When I was a kid I played more as a winger or a wide attacking midfielder – not as a full-back. But I always like to score goals and above all, provide assists, which is what an attacking full-back has to do.”
Another Lucas to Napoli story?
It seemed like the summer transfer window just closed, but we’re just over a month away from the winter one opening which means that Liverpool midfielder Lucas is going to be linked with a move to Italian side Napoli any minute now.
Well, that didn’t take long, now did it? The 27-year old, who has found time on the pitch hard to come by the last two seasons with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers preferring some sort of combination of Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson, has been almost constantly linked with a reunion with former boss Rafa Benitez at the Serie A side. Lucas played up the interest earlier in the month and his agent hasn’t been shy about doubling down on that.