IT’S that time again when we fall into the footballing abyss that is an international break, and it feels like an eternity before we get to watch The Reds play footie again.

Luckily a few of the lads have realised what’s best for them and got injured — hoping that they’re back for Man United in two weeks time — but some of them have still winded up in temporary England manager Gareth Southgate’s plans. Daniel Sturridge is one of the victims of this. We all know how that’s gone in the past…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 1, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge reacts after not being awarded a penalty during the FA Premier League match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Milner: Klopp Is Different

Not in a bad way. The opposite actually. After scoring his fourth penalty on Saturday, Milner has been talking up his boss and how his unique approach to tactics — as well as his manner on the touchline — is working wonders on the Liverpool squad.

“Jürgen is a top manager. Definitely up there with one of the best I’ve worked with,” the vice-captain said.

“His organisation, his passion. The sessions he does are different to anything else I’ve ever experienced.

“It can only be a good thing. You see his enthusiasm when he’s bouncing on the touchline.”

Is right Penaltypool.

Stevie Set For England Return?

The Mirror are reporting that Steven Gerrard may bet for a sensational return to English football, with his LA Galaxy contract set to expire in November.

The former Reds captain has said: “I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet.

“I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months then I’ll consider it.

“But if nothing comes up I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road.”

Would love him to come back as a coach, just dunno whether it suits Jürgen.

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Rigobert Song Hospitalised

Former Liverpool and Cameroon international Rigobert Song is reportedly fighting for his life after suffering a stroke.

Song made 38 appearances over three seasons for Liverpool, and also had a spell at West Ham.

Get well soon, Rigobert.

Jordan Henderson Wins Goal Of The Month

Shouldn’t have even been a contest, to be honest. But it was and Hendo won it comfortably, as you would expect. His goal against Chelsea has won BBC Match of the Day’s goal of the month competition, beating the likes of Granit Xhaka and Juan Mata to the prize.

That makes it two goal of the month wins in a row for The Reds, after Sadio Mane’s brilliant solo effort won the August contest.

Worth drawing attention to this:

 Today’s Pieces

Firstly, we’ve got Gibbo’s Home and Away from Swansea, featuring Titanic, a Panenka and a parking ticket. Read that here.

Then, I’ve written something about Bobby Firmino, ’cause I think he’s boss and is quickly becoming one of our most important lads. Read it here.

Finally, Ben Johnno’s column talks about his experience watching Swansea, including Bob Paisley and Spider-Man, which you can read here.