Brendan Rodgers could be forgiven for thinking the football fates were conspiring against him and lacklustre Liverpool as last season`s runners-up prepare to tackle West Bromwich Albion from 14th place in the Premier League table at Anfield on Saturday.
England manager Roy Hodgson has declared that he will continue to dictate his players` training schedules despite Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers`s reservations about his handling of striker Daniel Sturridge.
Daniel Sturridge will not join up with England for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers after England manager Roy Hodgson and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reached an agreement over the striker`s fitness.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted results would improve after the Merseysiders suffered their third defeat in five Premier League matches this season with a 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday.
Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the free-scoring form that put them back among the European elite.
The young English players savoured a performance to remember against Switzerland in the 2-0 win in Basel at the 2016 Euro qualifying match. The main instrument behind the win was none other than 19-year old Liverpool youngster, Raheem Sterling. It has become a necessity for Roy Hodgson's side, to set their game-plan around Sterling. With him England now have a potential young talisman who can hurt teams on any given day. For Hodgson this serves as a major boost and it is something he will want his young horse to keep doing.
England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.
Italy and former AC Milan controversial striker Mario Balotelli, provides Liverpool an added zeal in the attack, just what the Reds had been looking for after the departure of Luis Suarez. Balotelli is set to complete a £16m move to the Anfield club from the San Siro giants on Monday. The valuation of the deal has been a highlight of the summer transfer window, it`s a sheer bargain!