‘Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge can be one of Premier League’s top strikers’

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Daniel Sturridge can be one of the "top strikers in the Premier League" this term

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Daniel Sturridge has scored six goals in his last five games Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge can be one of the “top strikers in the Premier League” this season.

The 40-year-old Reds manager signed Sturridge in a £12m deal from Chelsea during the January transfer window, with the former Manchester City forward struggling to hold down a starting spot at the west London side.

And the England international immediately repaid the Northern Irishman for his faith in the youngster with a return of 10 goals in 14 Premier League appearances, as well as a strike in the FA Cup on his debut.

Sturridge made his return to training from an ankle injury at an open session at Anfield on Monday, and Rodgers reckons the 23-year-old can play a big role for the Reds this term.

“The game on Wednesday will probably be too much for him so we’ll look towards the weekend.

“It’s important he has another good week’s training and it was great to see him back today, because for me he can be one of the top strikers in the Premier League this season.

“He’s played no part in the pre-season so you put him in at the top end of the field with his pace, power and his quality and we are able to add something more to the group as well.

“So it all bodes well for us for the beginning of the season and sets us up nice and solid and exciting for the first game.”

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