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Rodgers Believes Sturridge Return Can Lift Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is excited to have striker Daniel Sturridge back from injury and he’s hoping that his return can lift the team.

Liverpool has been a bit inconsistent to start the Premier League  season. They opened with two 1-0 victories over Stoke City and Bournemouth, then followed that up with a scoreless draw against Arsenal. But in the last two league games they have suffered two defeats, first a 3-0 loss to West Ham United at home and last weekend Rodgers and his mean lost 3-1 in the prestigious rivalry game against Manchester United.

Daniel Sturridge is set to make his return after being out with a string of injuries dating back to last season. The 26-year-old striker has impressed Rodgers in training and seem to have struck up a good connection with Christian Benteke who joined Liverpool from Aston Villa in the summer.  

“I have been very impressed with how they have played,”  Rodgers told The Guardian of Sturridge and Benteke in training. “They have power, pace and different ways to score goals. When you have that quality in your team it sparks off the rest of the players.

“Daniel has been very positive in training. e has come back with a real hunger to succeed, which is great. He’s looked really powerful and fast – his quality is there for all to see.

“Some of the staff who have come in this summer and heard me talk about him before seeing him training have seen it in the first session. He looks a different level of player and, when you have that available and strong, it can take your game to a new dimension.”

Liverpool hosts newcomers Norwich on Sunday. The Reds are coming off a 1-1 draw mid-week against Bordeaux in the Europa League.

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