Sturridge has Rodgers’ confidence


    Brendan Rodgers believes that Daniel Sturridge is destined to become one of the top strikers in the game, but he insists he has set no targets for the England international.

    The former Manchester City and Chelsea forward has already scored seven goals in the Premiership this season – in just eight outings.

    sturodDespite that stellar form, his manager has not set him any targets and wants to leave him to continue his form under less pressure.

    “The way I’ve always worked with Daniel is I don’t set him goal targets – I think he’s a natural goalscorer,” Rodgers told reporters.

    “For me, the communication and the talk with Daniel is about him getting into areas and working hard.

    “I think you’ve seen already this season the types of goals he can score, whether it be with his head, his left foot, his right foot, his pace or his power.

    “I believe he’s a natural goalscorer, it’s just about him understanding his role in the team, with the ball and the intensity without the ball.

    “I firmly believe, and I’ve said it before, he can be one of the top strikers in European football over the next two to three years as long as he continues to work hard.”

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