English Premiership

Sturridge eyes Chelsea return

2014-04-24 11:42
Daniel Sturridge (AFP)

Cape Town - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has confirmed that he is hoping to feature against Chelsea this weekend.

Sturridge missed the win at Norwich last weekend with a hamstring injury, but Liverpool are hoping to include him on Sunday.

Sturridge admits he should be fit but does not know if Brendan Rodgers will start with him.

Skysports.com website says Sturridge admitted that he was unsure how he would react if he scored against Chelsea - being one of his former clubs - as he would like to show respect, but thinks it would be hard not to celebrate in his usual exuberant fashion.

Team-mate Jordan Henderson is hopeful that Sturridge will be playing on Sunday and told Sky Sports News: "He is a massive player for us. The last game against Norwich I thought we did brilliantly, but it's always a bonus to have a player like Daniel back, so hopefully he is fit and can do the business at the weekend".

Liverpool are on the verge of what will be their first English Premiership title in 24 years as they currently top the standings by five points from Chelsea with three matches remaining in the season.


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