Friday, 18th January, 2013

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that striker Daniel Sturridge is "hungry" to improve and reach his potential at Anfield.

Rodgers splashed out £12M to sign Sturridge from Chelsea almost as soon as the winter transfer window opened, and the 23-year-old has found the back of the net in both of his first two games, against Mansfield and Manchester United respectively.

The Liverpool manager is excited about being able to call upon Sturridge and feels the striker is in exactly the right mindset to improve.

"He went there [Chelsea] as a 20-year-old and it was always going to be difficult for him to play. But since he’s come in, he’s mixed really well with the group – he knows a lot of the players anyway, which is good", Rodgers told his club’s official site.


"He’s very hungry to learn and if he continues along that route, I’m sure he’ll have a successful career here."

Sturridge is expected to be involved when Liverpool play Norwich in the Premier League tomorrow, as he edges back to full match sharpness.

Liverpool are tipped to put the Canaries to the sword as they look to move up from their current position of eighth in the standings.

And Rodgers will be hoping Sturridge can play a big part in helping the Reds march up the table.

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