Melwood Today, International Reds Round-Up, Gerrard, Carra & more

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In Wednesday’s Melwood Today…

  • Tuesday’s International Reds Round-Up
  • Gerrard: “Suarez has been a real eye opener…”
  • Glenn Hysen – Liverpool still need to improve their squad
  • Brazilian Midfielder Lucas Rodriques
  • Carragher fit to face Chelsea
  • NextGen Series Tonight
  • An England U18 debut for Jordan Lussey?
  • Indepth Analysis on Shelvey at Blackpool

Tuesday’s International Reds Round-Up

aggerDenmark 2-1 Finland
Daniel Agger scored on Tuesday evening helping Denmark defeat Finland 2-1 in a friendly in Esbjerg, their second victory in four days. With Denmark a goal down, Daniel Agger equalised in the 57th minute before Bendtner finished a fine counter attacking move to net the winning goal two minutes later.


Germany 3-0 Netherland
Meanwhile, Germany outclassed the Netherlands 3-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday evening with Dirk Kuyt playing the first 88th minutes for the Dutch team.


Italy 0-1 Uruguay
Sebastian Coates played the second half of Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy in Rome. Fernandez scored the only goal of the game for Uruguay after just three minutes and the Copa America champions held on to extend their unbeaten run to 13 games. As expected, Luis Suarez was an unused substitute.


downingEngland 1-0 Sweden
Stewart Downing helped England complete an unbeaten 2011 in satisfactory style by recording a 1-0 victory over Sweden at Wembley.

The industrious Downing played the entire 90 minutes and was involved in England’s goal on 23 minutes when his cross was attacked by Barry in the box who got the the faintest of touches before ricocheting off Celtic defender Daniel Majstorovic and past Isaksson… Glen Johnson was an unused sub for England.


Gerrard: “Suarez has been a real eye opener…”

In other news today, this week’s official LFC Magazine went on sale yesterday with an exclusive interview with Steven Gerrard where he believes Suarez has the potential to be one of the best in the World…

 “To see Luis day in, day out has been a real eye-opener for me,” he exclusively told LFC magazine this week. “I knew he was a good player. Having worked with him on a regular basis I think he has the potential to be one of the best in the world.”

Gerrard also praised Kenny with his strength in squad depth…

 “I think the squad is looking stronger, probably the strongest we’ve had for a long time. Now it’s all about delivering. The tools are all there, now we need to work hard, focus on each game and try to build on what we’ve shown over the last 20 or so games.”

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Glenn Hysen on why Liverpool still need to improve their squad…

As Gerrard praises the depth of the Liverpool squad, over on TalkSport, former Liverpool defender Glenn Hysen believes Liverpool still need to improve their squad if they are to reclaim their Champions League spot. Hysen played 93 games for Liverpool scoring 3 goals from 1989 to 1992…

Head over to TalkSport Here to hear the full interview with Glen Hysen as he states Kenny is two or three players short of reaching his goal of a top four place…


Brazilian Midfielder Lucas Rodriques

Meanwhile, ESPN have linked Liverpool to Brazilian star Lucas Rodriques. The 19 year old attacking midfielder was voted best player in the South American Under-20 Championships this year.

Despite having a contract running to 2016, ESPN have reported that both Liverpool and Manchester United have “scouted the 19-year-old extensively” with “both Premier League giants willing to test Sao Paulo’s resolve” as they expect to face competition from Inter Milan and Juventus for Rodrigues’ signature.


carragher1Carragher fit to face Chelsea

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s first team coach, Steve Clarke has revealed Jamie Carragher is back in line to face Chelsea this weekend after recovering from injury. Carragher has missed our last 2 games including our win against West Brom followed by the goalless draw at Swansea due to a calf problem.

“Jamie has joined in training over the last couple of days and looked good,” first-team coach Steve Clarke told liverpoolfc.tv. He was out for a couple of weeks with a minor calf injury.

“We just made sure he took his time, recovered from it, and he’s trained well these past couple of days. He’ll be in contention for the weekend if there are no mishaps between now and the game.”


NextGen Series Tonight

Don’t forget Liverpool are in action this evening as Rodolfo Borrell’s youngsters take on Sporting Lisbon in their final NextGen Series group game in Portugal. Watch the whole game live over on LFC TV and LFC TV Online.


An England U18 debut for Jordan Lussey?

Also later today, Liverpool’s Academy player Jordan Lussey could be making his England U18 debut on Wednesday afternoon as England’s U18s take on Slovakia’s U18 in Nitra. For anyone who wants to watch Jordan in action, the game will be streamed online live and free by the Slovakian FA. Click Here for further information on how to watch the game…


An Indepth Analysis on Shelvey at Blackpool…

shelvey Finally, we bring you a very interesting recommended read over on The Tangerine Dreaming Website, a site dedicated to Blackpool Football Club where you will find an indepth focus on on-loan starlet Jonjo Shelvey, you’ll also find an indepth analysis on how former Liverpool Reserve team players Thomas Ince and Gerardo Bruna are getting on playing for The Seasiders…

Click Here to read the Indepth player analysis…


Melwood Today – Your quick round up of some of Liverpool’s essential and not-so-essential news every morning on ThisIsAnfield.com …


To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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