Liverpool fans, good morning and welcome to the last round-up of the week - *breathes out.
Just in time for the resumption of the Premier League season, today’s round-up focuses on the latest rumours that might well impact on Brendan Rodgers’ plans for the forthcoming weekend.
Put your feet up, imagine it’s already the end of the working week and enjoy what’s below. Don’t forget to watch the video for the latest headlines, and leave comments in the box provided.
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Gerrard might have stayed
Steven Gerrard has admitted that he would have stayed at Liverpool this summer, had he been offered the chance to shadow Brendan Rodgers in one coaching role or another.
The legendary midfielder left Anfield for LA Galaxy after becoming a bit-part entity on Merseyside, but he’s implied that his preferred option would have been to stay with the Reds and assist in both coaching and playing.
If nothing else the comments fall in line with the idea that he will return to the club in the future in a more technical capacity. When he might do that though is anyone’s guess.
"Ability-wise, I could still play but physically I couldn't play every game at my age," Gerrard said in the Daily Mail.
"I didn't enjoy being sub last season. I didn't enjoy not knowing if I would be in the XI or not.
"I might be contradicting myself here but what would have kept me at Liverpool into this season was the chance of shadowing Brendan Rodgers and his staff as well as playing. Those ideas were only mentioned to me after I had announced I was leaving."
Meanwhile, Fabio Borini has expressed relief at having left Liverpool for Sunderland.
The Italian forward, frozen out by Rodgers after last season, admitted he had wasted time sticking around at Anfield, adding that it was upsetting to be forced to train alone.
That comes after he was signed by Dick Advocaat in the closing stages of the summer transfer window, giving him the chance to get his career back on track.
Ings could start
Finishing off our report, we turn to team news, with Danny Ings potentially in line to start against Manchester United following his performance in a behind-closed-doors game.
The former Burnley man has yet to be handed a real opportunity by Rodgers this term, but netted twice against Wolves during an international break friendly and so might be given the all-important nod.