Striker set to return for Liverpool after the international break…
Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want the responsibility of turning around Liverpool’s season to rely solely upon the almost fit again Daniel Sturridge, while Raheem Sterling cannot wait to have him back in the side, reports the Times.
The England forward has been out with a hamstring problem picked up on England duty for over two months, but is now expected to be available for first team action following the upcoming international break (which thankfully, he’s not been selected for!).
However, Rodgers has reminded supporters that the rest of the team need to up their levels, instead of just relying on the return of our superstar forward.
“It is about the team. There is a collective responsibility,” Rodgers began.
“He is a top-end player and hopefully he will get out on the field and show that.”
“He does make a difference and they are the players that you need in your team. We hope he will be back for the next game and we will take it from there.”
We next face Crystal Palace away from home on November 23, and having not earned a victory in a Premier League fixture since October 19, it really is a must win.
Sturridge’s wonderkid teammate Sterling though is less coy than Rodgers on the boost Sturridge’s return will provide.
“It will be a massive boost to have Daniel back playing,” the teenager said.
“We have missed him. The more quality players you have fit and available, the better. He gives us that threat in the box and he scores goals. We’re all really looking forward to having him back in the team.”