Here are your Liverpool headlines for Monday, March 30
Moyes spoke about Carragher before Merseyside derbies
Former Everton captain Phil Neville has revealed David Moyes always reserved a special mention regarding Jamie Carragher to his players before each Merseyside derby. Speaking on Gary Neville's Soccerbox, the boss of the England Women’s side said Moyes continually warned his players about allowing Carragher ‘to referee’ the game.
"In my first derby Steven Gerrard smashed me in the first minute,” Neville explained. “So I went in on Robbie Fowler. It was a bit of a tussle. It was like golddust. You get that fifty fifty against Fowler, he had a go and I had a little bit back.
“There's Graham Poll. And there's Carragher refereeing the game. Like he did in every game.
"Every game when played against Liverpool, David Moyes used to say 'don't let Jamie Carragher referee the game.'”
Liverpool owners FSG made 'recent' Rangers approach
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are allegedly interested in investing in Scottish giants Rangers. That’s according to Scottish multi-millionaire Jim McColl, who claims FSG have approached him in relation to an investment.
In an interview with author and entrepreneur Rob Moore, quoted by the Glasgow Times, McColl claims FSG claimed the investment company contacted him in relation to a takeover and applying the ‘Moneyball’ methods to the Glasgow club.
“I might think differently now because I was learning about this technique that was used in Moneyball,” he explained.
"That is what’s happening in Liverpool. It is the same technique they’re using. You see them 22 points ahead of everybody else (Now 25 points) using this technique. So that’s a thought.
“In fact, we were approached recently to see if we were interested in looking at it again. The people who have invested in Liverpool would be interested in looking at it with us and applying the same techniques.
“Not that I’ll ever do it, but it’s nice to think about them being 22 points ahead of Celtic.”
Liverpool path for Brewster?
19-year-old Brewster has thrived at Championship side Swansea City since arriving on a January loan deal, netting four goals in 11 outings. The England Under-21 international is desperate to forge a path into Liverpool’s first team for next season and could potentially save the club a significant outlay on a new attacking player.
Takumi Minamino arrived at Anfield in January while Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are other attacking options to ease the workload on the regular front three. Yet RB Leipzig striker and Germany international Timo Werner has also frequently been linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side. The impact and promise of Brewster could curb such a move though, if he is able to step up for first-team duties.
On the latest Blood Red podcast, Paul Gorst said: “I think he is one of a couple who have been a victim of circumstance this season.
“This was meant to be the year when he really cracked on and got some Premier League minutes under his belt.
“He was actually the reason why Liverpool steered clear of Werner 18 months or so ago - because they had the pathway in place for Brewster.”
Man City’s Gundogan would accept Liverpool title
City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan would not mind Liverpool being handed the Premier League title for this season. Speaking to media in his home nation of Germany, the deep-lying midfielder was unanimous when quizzed about the league leaders being handed the title even if it was not won mathematically.
Jurgen Klopp’s side need six points from their remaining nine games to seal the title and are a whopping 25 points clear of City, with Gundogan claiming: “It would be okay for me [If Liverpool are handed the title], you have to be sporting.”
City have won each of the last two titles but the destination of this year’s prize appears to be going to Anfield for the first time in 30 years. It remains unlikely that any trophies would be handed out based on current positions, with authorities keen to complete the season with its remaining fixtures.