‘Liverpool’s Sturridge can be one of league’s top scorers this season’

Brendan Rodgers is convinced that Daniel Sturridge can be one of the Premier League's top goal-scorers this season

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Brendan Rodgers has already made four signings this summer Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers believes that Daniel Sturridge can be one of the Premier League’s top goal-scorers this season.

The England international got his campaign off to a solid start as he hit the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday as the Reds kicked off their season with three points.

Sturridge had been out of action for three months after being sidelined with an ankle problem – and Rodgers paid tribute to the 23-year-old for his hard work as battled back to full fitness.

“I think the biggest credit you can give him is that in all the time he was off, he never put on any weight whatsoever,” Rodgers said.

“His body fat remained the same as when he was playing, which shows you how hard he was working.

“And I have to give credit to the medical team, because they’ve got to make sacrifices as well. Daniel was keen to get himself right, so he was ready to fire at the beginning of the season.

“For a bit of time it was touch and go, but once we saw his progress and how he was working, he was back probably three weeks earlier than what we anticipated, purely because of his attitude.

“I always believe he’s got a goal in him. That’s why we took him here. As long as he’s on the field, he can end up being one of the top goal-scorers in this league.”

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