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Rodgers Hails Sturridge Impact

Rodgers Hails Sturridge Impact Photo: IBL

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on new signing Daniel Sturridge after he scored his third goal in three games as the Reds defeated Norwich City 5-0 on Saturday.

Sturridge netted from close range after Stewart Downing’s cutback, while there were also goals from Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and a Ryan Bennett own goal.

“Daniel has come in and got three goals in three games, and that’s not even three full games. He has done in those games everything we thought he could do,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

“His goal today was one of the big reasons we brought him in. He is a natural goal scorer. He has wonderful ability, pace and power in the box, but for us I thought he could be someone who just gets a tap-in.

“It was great control and pass from Jordan Henderson to allow Stewart Downing to slide the ball across with great technique. Daniel was in the right place at the right time and any goal scorer will tell you it’s a great goal because you’re in the box and he got his third goal in three games.

“The play between those two was great (Sturridge and Suarez). I thought Steven Gerrard was unbelievable with his passing, intensity and work rate, but today was very much a team performance.”

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