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With Sturridge playing upfront and playing on the last man it allows Suarez to be more creative around the pitch and still have someone upfront...If that makes sense.

What I also like about Sturridge is that he looks like he wants to score.

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i think coutinho has shown he can come in and play straight away which is great for us and signing sturridge has shown us that weve lacked a real striker who gets into positions to score goals and create for the rest, i thought he was MOTM too.

looking at the rolling table on last page that set of results in the run in looks a fair reflection of what we might achieve allowing for the inconsistency thats been plaguing us. so 20 points in the run in will give us 59 points at the end of the season. will probably be good enough for 6th maybe. i'd love to think if we get some momentum going and go on a run we can get more but you just know we're bound to have more games like the west brom game sadly.

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Love the Suarez finish for the 4th. Top quality stuff.

As that was happening I couldn't help but think "pass it to Sturridge ffs!". Very good finish though.

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Like how Rodgers comes out and says Liverpool can still get top 4 :/ Talk about having the blinkers on. Apart from playing Swansea Res he's still yet to beat a top half side.

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Like how Rodgers comes out and says Liverpool can still get top 4 :/ Talk about having the blinkers on. Apart from playing Swansea Res he's still yet to beat a top half side.
“For me, I will always say something is possible if it is mathematically possible,” said Rodgers. “Say, for example, we won 10 out of our last 12 games, that would take us close to fourth place.

“While there’s a chance I have to retain my optimism.

“So while we haven’t given up, we also know it’s going to be very difficult. I don’t want to be hung out to dry as a fool.”

Quite happy to have a manager who realises the position we are in but wants to win every game, to achieve as much as we can, couldn't have asked for a better set of remaining fixtures either:

11 games left, 6 away from home against teams placed 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

5 home games, against 3 of our rivals for places, and teams placed 11 and 20

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Jack Robinson has been confirmed to Wolves on loan. Good deal for the lad.

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As Liverpool fans poured out of Anfield content with the Reds' five-star showing against Swansea, club statistician Ged Rea was busy poring over facts and figures in the club's famous old Boot Room.

Coutinho's second-half strike settled nerves on the Kop - but it also got our official statto thinking about the last time so many different players scored for the club in one season.

In beating Michel Vorm with a powerful right-footed effort, Coutinho became the 18th player to find the back of the net during the current campaign.

Such a feat, Ged soon realised, has only been achieved once before in Liverpool history - when 18 different players scored for Gerard Houllier's side in the 1999-2000 season.

And so here we bring you a run-down of this year's goal-getters.

Leading scorer Luis Suarez and captain Steven Gerrard have contributed the bulk of the overall tally so far with 31 goals between them.

Since joining the club at the start of the January transfer window, Daniel Sturridge has added five goals to the Reds' total.

Shortly after Sturridge walked through the doors at Melwood, Nuri Sahin and Joe Cole departed in the opposite direction. However, prior to doing so, the pair notched goals for the Reds during the first half of the season.

Jordan Henderson scored goals against Udinese, Norwich and Arsenal while Raheem Sterling struck against Reading and Sunderland at Anfield.

On a whirlwind night in Switzerland, debutant Andre Wisdom powered home his only Liverpool goal to date and Sebastian Coates sent a looping header past Marco Wolfli as Young Boys were beaten 5-3.

Two of Jonjo Shelvey's five goals this season came in the same game.

Fabio Borini struck against Gomel and Joe Allen volleyed home what proved to be a consolation at Oldham.

Two long-range efforts from Glen Johnson saw him add his name to the list of goalscorers and Stewart Downing has notched three goals in all competitions this season.

Martin Skrtel, Jose Enrique and Daniel Agger have all scored twice - and with new-boy Coutinho included, that takes our tally to 18.

Perhaps all that really remains now is a goal from Jamie Carragher to set a fresh record and give the Liverpool legend a perfect send-off as he prepares to hang up his boots in the summer.

should have had Carra take that last pen!

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should have had Carra take that last pen!

Sturridge said in an interview it was offered to Carra but he didn't want to take it.

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I don't know how Sturridge got it and not Gerrard

Gerrard had scored, Sturridge had a good game but hadn't scored. Gets him on the scoresheet.

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Carra would've just hoofed it up the other end of the pitch or into the stands. Old habits.

Nice of Gerrard to let Sturridge have it, he missed a few chances in the game and, being a striker, probably needed a goal for his confidence as much as anything.

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Gerrard had scored, Sturridge had a good game but hadn't scored. Gets him on the scoresheet.

Feck that. There were fantasy league points at stake :mad:

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Feck that. There were fantasy league points at stake :mad:

Well I would have wanted Suarez to take it in that case :D.

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Nah, he got enough.

Had Gerrard captain so already suffered that horrendous West Brom penalty :/

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Steven Gerrard - £120,000

Luis Suarez - £100,000

Pepe Reina - £90,000

Daniel Sturridge - £80,000.. (that's too much)

Jamie Carragher - £85,000 (wow..)

Stewart Downing - £80,000!!!

Glen Johnson - £80,000

Jordan Henderson - £70,000 (he is not worth £70k a week..)

Martin Skrtel - £70,000

Daniel Agger - £70,000

Lucas Leiva - £65,000

Jose Enrique - £55,000

Joe Allen - £45,000

Raheem Sterling - £30,000

Sebastian Coates - £29,000

Oussama Assaidi - £21,000

Danny Wilson - £20,000

Brad Jones - £20,000

Jonjo Shelvey - £18,000

Martin Kelly - £15,000

Suso - £10,000

Most via @MatchOfTheDave

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Those comments in the brackets aren't mine either btw.

Surprised by a few on that list tbh, likes of Danny Wilson, Coates , Henderson and Downing.

Wilson - Coates should be 10-15k. Henderson about 30k. Hard to put a wage on Downing considering his age and what he would have been earning at Villa.

Thought Carragher would have been on more too.

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who the hell is matchofthedave? anyone other than a random twitterer

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So Henderson is in kind of the 3rd tier of players according to earnings? I'd say he's playing at about that level atm. A lot of money for a young lad though.

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I'd be bouncing if I had Suso's wage, nevermind Henderson's :D.

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Does anyone know if one they're true, and two if Sturridge took a pay cut to join Liverpool or got a pay increase? As i always thought he was on £50-60k at Chelsea :/

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I highly doubt you buy a player for 20 million (or however close to that Downing cost) and pay him 30k a week. His wage matches his transfer fee pretty well, if this is even true

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If that's Downing's wage it's a complete abomination. He should be on £30,000 basic for his ability levels, if that.

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If that's Downing's wage it's a complete abomination. He should be on £30,000 basic for his ability levels, if that.

I know it's been a looooong time since it was posted so I'll quote it for you:

I highly doubt you buy a player for 20 million (or however close to that Downing cost) and pay him 30k a week. His wage matches his transfer fee pretty well, if this is even true

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He was playing very well at Villa when we signed him.

You can't just pull arbitrary figure out of the air and say that's what someone should be on. He was an established international at the peak of his career and 70k a week is going rate for that type of player, at most clubs. £30k is promising youngster wages these days.

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Does anyone know if one they're true, and two if Sturridge took a pay cut to join Liverpool or got a pay increase? As i always thought he was on £50-60k at Chelsea :/

I definitely remembered he went on 60k a week when he moved from city to chelsea. Dunno if hes had a new contract since that.

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Could see the disappointment in his face when he was talking about it. Would love him back next season, surely has 2 left in him?

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I know it's been a looooong time since it was posted so I'll quote it for you:

So? I saw and understood what you wrote. Regardless, the decision to pay him so much money is an abomination, I don't care how much we paid for him (which is also an abomination btw) or if his wages 'fits' the transfer fee. For someone of his ability he should be no where near £80k.

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Nor should his transfer fee be up near £20m. Icelander's right in that wages and fee will be somewhat related in proportion to each other, just in Downing's case both were exorbitantly high.

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That's what I'm saying. The whole piece of 'business' was a disgrace if the number's quoted are true.

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I wouldn't pay to much credence to those wages it's just a random on twitter might as well be tone it's just as reliable source :D

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TBF to Downing, it seemed a sound a sensible transfer at the time.

We overpaid somewhat (as you always do with English players), but he had been excellent in the season prior to joining us. Hindsight is a wonderful thing of course. Also, let's remember it was really Ashley Young we wanted (but had not chance of getting).

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no he doesn't, he might be third but certainly not second

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no he doesn't, he might be third but certainly not second

He is joing third with Henderson in all competitions on 6. Suarez has 9 and Gerrard 12, I think.

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everywhere else, including the liverpool website, has Downing with 3, and Suarez with 4 or 5.

actually the premier league site has Downing with 4 and Suarez with 7, so no idea whats going on there

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