Liverpool news – Bellamy and Coates benched, Gerrard latest, Suarez puts team first

Bellamy and Coates benched.

Crag Bellamy and Sebastian Coates both look set to start on the bench for Liverpool as the reds visit Stoke City today.

Both players signed late on during the transfer window and are looking forward to kicking off their careers for the Merseyside giants, Bellamy who has made an emotional return cannot wait to get started and could feature at some point at the Britannia stadium today.

Andy Carroll also looks likely to start on the bench as he is still not 100% fit and is unlikely to figure in Dalglish’s starting line up.

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Gerrard latest.

Liverpool’s skipper Steven Gerrard is close to full fitness and a return to the first team after a lengthy injury has keep him out of the team, Speaking on LFC TV’s Friday Night Live, the reds No.8 said: “I’ve been in full training for the last two days”.

Gerrard has not played a competitive game since March admits to being frustrated having to watch his team-mates from the sidelines, the skipper added “To watch from the side when you can’t be involved and playing is really frustrating, but I’m really close now so I’m getting excited and looking forward to coming back.”

Suarez puts team first.

Liverpool’s hotshot striker Luis Suarez has told Sky Sports that the happiness of the team is more important than him.

Suarez told Sky: “The important thing for me is that the whole team is happy. It’s just not about one player doing it on his own.”.

The Uruguayan has indicated what he feels makes a successful team by adding: “I think team spirit is very important. If we don’t all get on with each other off the field then it becomes very difficult to achieve your targets on it”.

Suarez we be hoping to add to his goal tally this afternoon at the Britannia stadium as the reds visit Stoke City.

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