Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praise the impact of Daniel Sturridge’s return after from injury
Sturridge’s volley four minutes into the second half cancelled out Crystal Palace foward, Fraizer Campbell’s opener before Adam Lallana completed the turnaround at Selhurst Park on Saturday night to send Liverpool to the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Sturridge spent five months on the sidelines with calf and thigh injuries .
Rodgers Said “He’s working his way back, it’s just about extending his game time,” Rodgers said. “I’ve got to do that because you risk re-injuring him and that’s something we can’t afford. You can see his qualities – his speed, his touch and he doesn’t need too many chances to score.
“He should have had a penalty today, it looked a clear penalty, he looks really bright. The team is functioning at a high level at the moment and him coming back gives us a big boost in this part of the season.”
Brendan Rodgers had this to say about Sturridge’s strike partner Mario Balotelli “He’s training well now and he’s starting to really work and focus on his job and the team,” . “The other night he came on and got the winner and did very well, and I thought he came on and did very well today.
“He showed good strength and power to win the free-kick and then a terrific strike forces the keeper to make a save and Adam puts in the finish.”