“Sometimes our ‘FA Cup squad’ trained or were off and then the ‘Premier League squad’ trained or were off. But we were always here. For sure, there will be a little bit of football but not too much.

“It’s more important for the players that have always been involved, who have played nearly all the matches and always trained and were always here. To have two days off is important.

“But we have a lot of players and they have to train, because they were not always available and had a few things to do to be in their best shape, especially a week before the cup final. Only a few players will have two days off, a few other players will have one day off – training and very important sessions.”

Tuesday:

Kolo Toure, 34, says he will battle hard to show he deserves a new contract at Anfield when his current deal runs out at the end of the season. (Liverpool Echo)

Wednesday:

Simon Mignolet believes a League Cup final win on Sunday against Manchester City could start a reign of success for the Reds.

He told Sky Sports:

“I remember for Chelsea a few years back, it was the League Cup they won and after that they managed to win a lot of trophies.

“It gives everybody a confidence boost when you win your first trophy for a long time.

“For this young group of lads, I think it could be something that pushes us on to be even hungrier for trophies.”

Liverpool FC confirmed the Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea at Anfield, scheduled for Sunday March 13th, has been postponed due to the London side’s progress in the FA Cup. No new date has yet been set.

Liverpool FC confirmed that 22-year-old midfielder Kevin Stewart has signed a new contract with the club. (LiverpoolFC.com)

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