Rodgers: Sturridge can learn

Daniel Sturridge has been urged to learn from Liverpool strike

partner Luis Suarez by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Suarez hit the headlines for the wrong reasons once again this

week after an altercation with Chile defender Gonzalo Jara while on

international duty for Uruguay.

But Rodgers believes Sturridge, a January signing from Chelsea,

can learn from the desire and defensive commitment Suarez shows for

the Reds.

“For me the striker drives the train, and when you look at the

history of this club, men like Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish and Robbie

Fowler worked incredibly hard,” said Rodgers.

“Luis does that too. He is a great leader, the way he presses up

there. He has an absolutely amazing appetite for the game.

“Daniel’s only just come to the club and it’s a new way of

working for him. But it’s so important because when you don’t have

the pressure up top, the gaps open up.

“He’s only 23 and knows he needs to improve, but he’s a real

receptive boy, and he can’t have anyone better to learn from than

Luis.”