Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed the injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge maximising on his talent to be Liverpool’s main man. The English striker has been struggling with lot of injuries since joining the reds.
Earlier, former Liverpool player David Fairclough criticised the striker for his lack of desire and lousy attitude, but the Welshman has shared his support for Sturridge, who is presently out of action due to a hamstring injury caused last month.
“Daniel is a great player and he wants to play, but it is just difficult for him to get a run of training.”, Brendan Rodgers spoke to talkSPORT.
He also emphasized the need for run of games to know the game better.
“You have to train, you cannot just play in the games, and if Daniel can get that run of training in a week to ten days of real hard work, then you can put him into the games knowing he is not going to break and then you have got a big, big talent.”
He also felt how unfortunate it is for some players to get injured very often, who else while could make great impacts on game.
The former manager who was sacked by Liverpool before appointing Jurgen Klopp as his successor also revealed why the Merseyside club hung onto him despite his frequent injury concerns.
“Daniel is a player that makes a difference. When you have that type of player you want to do everything you can for him.”
Daniel Sturridge has been out of action for a total of 614 days since his debut for Liverpool in 2013. Since Klopp has taken over the charge at Anfield, Sturridge had only one chance to prove his worth, when he scored a brace against Southampton.