Sturridge glad to be back

Daniel Sturridge is delighted to be back after an enforced break and aiding Liverpool's quest for a top-four finish.

Last Updated: 13/01/14 at 16:45 Post Comment

Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool striker came back with a bang against Stoke

Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool striker came back with a bang against Stoke

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The England international has had to endure six weeks on the sidelines while nursing his way back from ankle ligament damage.

The fine form of Luis Suarez has helped to cover his absence, but the Reds would rather see their deadly SAS partnership working in tandem than supporting one another from afar.

It did not take long for their understanding to click again on Sunday, with Sturridge making his return off the bench during a thrilling 5-3 victory at Stoke City.

He helped to lay on Liverpool's fourth for Suarez before rounding off the scoring himself, and the 24-year-old striker is convinced that Brendan Rodgers' side can kick on from this point.

Sturridge told the Liverpool Echo: "I'm delighted with the result for the boys.

"It's a difficult place to come and play and we showed a lot of character so we're very happy with the result.

"Being out of the fold has been very hard for me mentally, but it's also good that we've been getting results and working very hard as a team.

"It's very hard when you're on the side, watching a team, and you want to be involved in the fun and be out there.

"I'm just happy that we're up there within touching distance and we're in the top four. It's great to be a part of it."

Sturridge hopes that he and Suarez can help to keep Liverpool among the front-runners, with the Uruguay international bagging a brace against the Potters to take his Premier League tally for the season onto 22.

"It's very special for me, he's a world-class player," added Sturridge.

"We've got other world-class players out there and it's important that as a team and a unit we keep working hard, take each game as it comes and try to get maximum points in every game we play."

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