Daniel Sturridge’s return a bonus for Liverpool, says Jordan Henderson

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is urging the leaders not get carried away in the Premier League title race

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge Photo: Nike

Jordan Henderson admits Daniel Sturridge’s return from injury is a bonus for Liverpool ahead of their clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

The 24-year-old striker missed their 3-2 victory over Norwich City last weekend after picking up a hamstring injury in their win against Manchester City earlier in April.

However, Sturridge is “hopeful” that he will be ready to face his former club at Anfield, with the England striker scoring 20 Premier League goals this season.

And Henderson, who will serve the second game of his three-match ban this weekend, urged Premier League leaders Liverpool not to get carried away.

“We’re in a very good position but nothing’s won yet,” Henderson told Sky Sports News.

“I think we’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground, starting with Chelsea. Our focus is on not getting too carried away and just keeping on what we’ve been doing all season.

“[Sturridge] is a massive player for us. The last game against Norwich I thought we did brilliantly, but it’s always a bonus to have a player like Daniel back, so hopefully he is fit and can do the business at the weekend.”

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