Liverpool legend hopes Daniel Sturridge scores winner v West Ham

Brendan Rodgers names Daniel Sturridge among his substitutes

Jamie Carragher is hoping Daniel Sturridge will come off the bench and score the winner against West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds striker was named in Brendan Rodgers’ squad for the first time since the England international featured in a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur in August.

The 25-year-old has spent the best part of the past five months sidelined with a string of calf and thigh injuries, limiting him to three Premier League appearances.

Liverpool legend Carragher, who played alongside Sturridge for six months before he retired from professional football, is desperate to see the forward in action.

Carragher wrote on Twitter: “Love to see Sturridge come off the bench & get the winner today!”

Liverpool boss Rodgers omitted 34-year-old captain Steven Gerrard from his match day squad for the visit of seventh-placed West Ham.

Unsurprisingly, Carragher, who made 737 Liverpool appearances during a decorated career, is hoping his former team-mate reaches 700 Reds games at Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth-round replay at Reebok Stadium.

“Looks like Steven Gerrard will join the 700 club in the Fa Cup at Bolton,” Carragher added.

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