Rodgers tips Sturridge for Premier League elite

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has begun the plaudits for striker Daniel Sturridge after the Reds forward stuck a hat-trick past Fulham on Sunday.

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

The 23-year-old England international scored his 9th, 10th and 11th goals for the Reds since signing from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Sturridge has now scored 11 goals in just 15 appearances for Rodgers’ men.

His hat-trick swept aside Fulham at Craven Cottage in a 3-1 win for Liverpool in their penultamate Premier League fixture of the season.

“It was an incredible sequence of finishing from Daniel and he could have had a couple more,” Rodgers said on the club’s official website.

“He’s scored goals from the minute he came in. That’s 11 goals in 15 games, which is fantastic and the impact we thought he’d make.

“He can get goals in any game, he’s a wonderful talent. He’s 23 and I just felt he needed the platform to show what he can do.

“He’s demonstrated his pace and his power today.

“I think he’ll prove, hopefully if he stays fit and plays games, to be one of the top strikers in the Premier League in the next few years.”

Liverpool now return to Merseyside to play QPR in their final game of the season in front of a home crowd on Sunday, May 19th.

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