Liverpool round-up: Carlo Ancelotti confirms he wasn't offered Reds job

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Get settled, put your feet up - unless you’re an underling in an office somewhere - and get ready to peruse the latest information regarding your club.

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Ancelotti: Liverpool a 'good team'

The hype surrounding Liverpool’s appointment of Jurgen Klopp hasn’t yet died down, but fans will likely still be interested in the comments made by another man who could have taken the job in question.

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his thoughts on the Reds - yes, the very same man who was tentatively linked with the Anfield hot seat - and he’s said there was no approach from them concerning him taking charge, as per the Liverpool Echo.

"I would like to come back to work in England," Ancelotti said.

"I love the football here, I still have a house in London, and I would like to be with a team that is competitive in England and in Europe.”

He continued: “I did not speak with them [Liverpool].

“If I spoke with them then I can say ‘yes’, but no, I did not.”

The Italian also hinted that he would have taken the job, adding that Liverpool were a good team who can be competitive. Interesting, to say the least.

“I think Liverpool are a good team. They have some really good young players — Coutinho, Firmino, Benteke. If they can find an experienced player like Gerrard or Carragher — an example to the squad — I think they can be really competitive.

“They made the right appointment in Klopp. He is a good manager.

“With the best managers you see their identity in their team. Klopp’s Dortmund team had a very strong identity.”

We don't think there's anyone who would say Klopp lacks identity:

Sturridge return imminent?

Moving swiftly on, Daniel Sturridge could be in contention to feature against Manchester City after the international break, with the striker having supposedly upped his recovery work rate.

The England striker hasn’t yet played under Klopp, so his return will be a major boost for the side - particularly with Danny Ings out for the season and Christian Benteke still trying to get into his stride.

Liverpool fans, take a look back at his best season to date:

Sterling on his City move

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling has commented on his controversial switch from Liverpool to Man City, stating that it has improved him as a player.

The winger, who caused widespread uproar when he refused a new Anfield contract in favour of a move to the Etihad Stadium, said it was impossible not to improve when surrounded by the likes of Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Joe Hart.

Talk about rubbing salt into the wounds. Fans still haven't forgotten his 'treason', evidently.

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