Looks like Roy Hodgson has to take credit for this with a boost from Kenny Dalglish. The new manager traveled to Spain after the World Cup to tell El Nino what his plans for the club were and how he would fit in with those plans.
So far the post Rafa Benitez exodus has been limited to Yossi Benayoun, Albert Riera, and now possibly, Javier Mascherano.
Liverpool should be able to mount a strong challenge to finish in the top four.
"My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed."
Soccerblog had predicted he would stay- he still has to much to prove for the club and with his injuries that has not been possible. Say what you will, El Nino has shown that he's not a fly by night operator. Good for him. It also helps that no one in the world can afford £70m for a gamble on a frequently injured striker. Not even City is that stupid and that is saying a lot.