Liverpool media roundup: Popular ex-Red suffers serious injury as Brendan Rodgers’ cat is revealed

Liverpool already have a trophy in the cabinet after winning the Carabao Cup.

The Reds are still in the fight in three other competitions, with an unprecedented quadruple still not impossible.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are battling with Manchester City for the Premier League title and are looking to win the Champions League and FA Cup.

Here we take a look at what the national media is saying about Liverpool on Tuesday, March 8.

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Ex-Liverpool star is badly injured – Mark Jones, via The mirror

“Former Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno faces an extended spell on the sidelines after the Villarreal man confirmed he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

“Moreno, who joined the La Liga club after being part of the Reds side that won the Champions League in 2019, was injured in Saturday’s loss to Osasuna.

“”Medical tests carried out on Alberto Moreno have confirmed that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee,” Villarreal said in a statement on Monday.

“‘The Andalusian footballer was injured in the last La Liga game against Osasuna at El Sadar on Saturday. The player will be operated on in the coming days by doctor Ramon Cugat.

“‘Get well Alberto!'”

Trent Alexander-Arnold inspires the next generation – Peter Crouch column for Mail online

“Nobody wanted to receive the No. 2 shirt growing up, did they? It was actually a slight on your ability, only one up after being stuck in the goal.

“And let me tell you, attitudes towards full-backs didn’t improve much once I entered the professional dressing room.

“They had a job: to keep your winger quiet. Don’t get roasted by that wingman. That was about it. Someone stable, unpretentious. The role was to receive possession from the centre-half, and they only had a few passes to hit.

“One in the channel or the small ball inside for a more creative midfield. No room for flamboyance thank you, leave that to those of us at the other end of the pitch.

“But here we are, at a time when children dream of becoming Trent Alexander-Arnold. Or João Cancelo. Or Reece James. Or Andrew Robertson. Defenders can run games with panache, a style rarely seen before, and kids want to emulate them.

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Fabinho reflects on Panenka’s penalty against Chelsea – Paul Joyce, via The temperature

“It’s been 12 months since Liverpool suffered a sixth straight defeat at home, a defeat that sapped Jurgen Klopp’s confidence and tenure to an all-time low.

“Fast forward to the present, and they’re still contemplating how Fabinho had the guts to take a Panenka – a dinked penalty named after Czech Antonín Panenka – in the tense shootout with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. which helped seal the first of what could be a historic quadruple.

“’The day before, I tried to do a Panenka’, explained the Brazilian midfielder. “‘It was just me and Luis Díaz, without a goalkeeper in the goal.

“‘I said to him, ‘tomorrow if it’s okay in the paddock, I’ll shoot him like that.’ He didn’t believe me. But when I was heading to the box to take the penalty, I had in mind to shoot a Panenka. It worked.

“‘When you take a penalty like this, you know that if you miss, when you come back into the dressing room everyone will kill you.'”

The Brendan Rodgers Conversation That Made Jordan Henderson ‘Cry’ – Harry Latham-Coyle, via The Independent

“Jordan Henderson has praised the role Brendan Rodgers has played in his development as Liverpool captain.

“The midfielder was close to leaving the club in 2012 after just one season at Anfield.

“A deal with Fulham had been agreed but Henderson was not keen on moving to London and vowed to stay and fight for his place.

“Recalling the moment Rodgers told him about the potential transfer, Henderson revealed he was ‘devastated’.

“But his then manager’s offer to help develop aspects of the midfield game proved crucial and helped Henderson become an eventual leader for Liverpool.

“‘I remember it like it was yesterday,’ Henderson said on


“It was just before we played Hearts at Anfield. I had a conversation with Brendan [Rodgers] at the hotel the day of the match, and to be fair to Brendan, he gave me the option, it was rather the club who were ready to let me go.

“’Brendan said ‘listen, it’s up to you. You won’t start as much as you would like, but I will try to help you improve what you need to improve. You’re still young and if you do that, you might get more playing time.”

“I went back to my room, cried a bit and was devastated, really. It wasn’t really an option for me to leave as I hadn’t been at the club for very long and had worked extremely hard to get there. I wasn’t just going to leave.

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