Liverpool should rush Daniel Sturridge back, says Reds legend
Mark Lawrenson emphasises how badly Liverpool miss Daniel Sturridge
Mark Lawrenson has urged Liverpool to rush Daniel Sturridge back to first-team action.
The Reds striker is on the brink of a full recovery from a calf strain after suffering a fresh injury blow after his rehabilitation from a thigh problem.
While Sturridge hasn’t featured for the Merseyside outfit since August, Liverpool legend Lawrenson is adamant Brendan Rodgers can’t be over protective of the striker.
“Don’t rush Daniel Sturridge back into action?” Lawrenson wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.
“That’s just total rubbish. If I was Brendan Rodgers, I’d be chucking him in straight away against Crystal Palace next Sunday.
“If Sturridge was going to fall over, he’d have done so in training like he did while making his first comeback.
“And the sooner he is back playing, then the sooner he is match fit and the sooner he is scoring goals and firing on all cylinders.
“Liverpool FC need Sturridge.
“You can make up for a lot of shortcomings in football.
“But the one thing you can never, ever replace is goals. That’s the whole point of football – to score goals.”
Sturridge scored 21 goals in 29 Premier League games last season.