Sturridge yet to show his best form, says Liverpool boss Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that in-form striker Daniel Sturridge is yet to show his best form for the club despite his impressive goal tally for this season, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Alongside Luis Suarez, with whom he has played for much of the campaign, Sturridge has hit 16 goals in 18 Premier League appearances this season, as well as another three in the cup competitions. If he finds the net against Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday, the 24-year-old will set a new club record by scoring in nine consecutive matches.

However, Rodgers believes that there is still plenty more to come from Sturridge, who joined the Reds from Chelsea in January 2013. He said: “I still think he can get more goals. I think he can get into other areas which allow him to arrive in more positions to score.

“Daniel is still so young and has many years ahead of him. We try to encourage all players who come here – irrespective of age and where they are in their career – to learn and improve.

“It gives me great pride as a coach when I see individuals develop. You bring them here as part of the team but individually they all want to be better. Daniel is just one example of that. Lots of players have made improvements – the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel.

“You’ve got Luis who has gone to world class level. Look at Steven Gerrard and his game now and the role he’s playing. When you bring it all together into a cohesive unit you get a really exciting team.”

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