Liverpool duo earn August Premier League awards

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and his manager Brendan Rodgers have won the respective player and manager of the month awards for August, Sky Sports, after the Reds won their opening three Premier League games.

Victories over Stoke City, Aston Villa and arch rivals Manchester United saw Liverpool enter the international break top of the early season Premier League table with the division’s only 100% winning record. They are also yet to concede a goal ahead of Monday’s encounter against Swansea City.

And Sturridge has led the way in attack, scoring the decisive goal in each of their games, displaying his talent, and his eye for goal in the absence of the suspended Luis Suarez. Since arriving at Anfield in January, Sturridge has been a regular scorer, with 16 goals in 20 appearances.

Liverpool are currently in their best run of form under Rodgers, and the club’s former manager Gerard Houllier believes the Northern Irishman’s style suits the club. He said: “I like his philosophy because it goes well with the Liverpool culture. I like his passing game and also their results this season. They’re top of the league and I hope they can stay there for as long as possible.

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