It’s been a successful weekend for most of our players off on International duty, from Martin Kelly’s stunning strike as England’s U21’s maintained their 100% start to their European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign, to Craig Bellamy scoring his 19th International goal for Wales against Norway.
But the main story this weekend was the scintillating Luis Suarez scoring four goals for Uruguay as they beat Chile 4-0 on Friday night in the third round of the South American qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Speaking after Uruguay’s victory, Suarez spoke of how he’s already thinking about staying many more years at Liverpool after his five year contract deal ends….
“I’ve just started a phase of my career which I always dreamed about and wanted to do, which is to play for Liverpool. I have five years left on my contract and I think beyond that, I’m already thinking about staying many more years at Liverpool.
“It’s a club I like. I feel very good about being here, about being in the city. I feel very pleased. It would be difficult to match the atmosphere, hunger for success and glory that this club has at another team.”
Liverpool qualify for NextGen Knockout Stages
Rodolfo Borrell’s Reserve team have qualified for the NextGen Series knockout stages after Sporting Lisbon recorded a 4-3 victory over Molde on Saturday evening.
The result means third placed Molde cannot catch second placed Liverpool in the group. The final game in the group see’s Rodolfo Borrell’s young Liverpool team travel to Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night. Don’t forget you will be able to watch the match live on LFCTV and LFCTV Online from 7pm GMT…
Fabio Aurelio on his return to Match Fitness…
Meanwhile, Fabio Aurelio spoke of his return to fitness after his late pre-season injury. The 32 year old has only appeared in our friendly against Rangers at Ibrox on October 18 so far this season and speaking to Liverpoolfc.tv, Aurelio spoke of his match fitness and his desire to play for Kenny…
I feel stronger. Obviously when you don’t have many minutes on the pitch your match fitness is not the same, but I feel very comfortable in training. I am at a big club and I need to be ready to take an opportunity.
As always, all I ask is to be fit, available, enjoy training sessions and make the best of it. Then it is in the hands of Kenny to decide whether he wants to use me or not. My desire is to be always available.”
Monday Mornings Premier League News Round Up
- QPR manager Neil Warnock has already started turning his attention elsewhere after ‘apparently’ giving up hope of signing David Beckham.
- The Daily Mail report LA Galaxy are lining up a shock move for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard as the perfect choice to replace David Beckham.
- The Republic of Ireland are keen to arrange a friendly against England as preparation for the Euro 2012 finals.
- Meanwhile, Fulham defender Stephen Kelly has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 play-off second leg against Estonia in Dublin on Tuesday night.
- BBC report West Bromwich Albion are set to hold contract talks with manager Roy Hodgson in the new year.
At the Heart of the Liverpool Defence against Chelsea
Finally, dont forget to vote in this weeks online poll… Provided Carragher is fit to play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Skrtel and Agger make it through the International break without any injury concerns, who would be your preferred center back partnership for our upcoming game against Chelsea? Vote in our online poll below…
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