Fulham 1 Liverpool 3: Sturridge can be top European striker, says Rodgers
Fulham 0 Liverpool 3: Brendan Rodgers says hat-trick hero Daniel Sturridge has the attributes to be a "top European striker"
Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has all the attributes to be a top European striker after his hat-trick against Fulham.
The Cottagers made the breakthrough thanks to Dimitar Berbatov’s header in the 32nd minute but Sturridge levelled with a superb solo effort moments later.
The forward was in inspired form and handed the Reds a lead when he sent a rasping shot past Mark Schwarzer before adding a third, aided by a great assist by Philippe Coutinho.
“We were very exciting. Going forward we were really creative,” Sturridge told BBC Sport.
“We scored three and could have had more. It was a terrific second half performance. I’ve been mightily impressed [by Sturridge].
“He is a young player who has got all the attributes to be a top European forward.”
Sturridge has now scored 10 goals in 13 Premier League matches after completing a £12m move to Anfield from Chelsea in the January transfer window.