Brendan Rodgers is confident that Liverpool will only get stronger.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned their rivals for a top four finish, that his side will only get better once Daniel Sturridge is fully fit, reports CaughtOffside.
The Reds are currently on an eleven match unbeaten run in the league, and sit just one point outside the top four following their 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.
Their slow start to the season coincided with striker Sturridge’s injury period, but the England international is now slowly returning to first team action and gradually adapting to the new, and successful 3-4-3 formation.
Rodgers has revealed that Sturridge is enjoying adapting to the new system, and once he’s up to speed, they will be a real force going into the final part of the season.
“Daniel is excited by the new system. He is not fully fit yet and it is difficult for him because these are not training games for him to get fit, they are real games,” Rodgers said.
The former Swansea boss has defended the slow, and cautious approach taken with the 25-year-old as he returns from a long lay-off, suggesting that it will benefit the team for the rest of the campaign, and help rediscover the form that nearly brought the Premier League title to Anfield for the first time last season.
“The last thing we wanted to do was break him. He’s very determined to play and when you see a fully fit Daniel, he will be brilliant,” he added.