Gerrard full of praise for Liverpool pal Sturridge

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was full of praise for Danny Sturridge after victory over Norwich City. Sturridge created one and scored another in the 5-0 rout.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was full of praise for Danny Sturridge after victory over Norwich City.

Sturridge created one and scored another in the 5-0 rout.

Gerrard told liverpoolfc.com: "Daniel Sturridge deserves the assist for the second goal against Norwich. That bit of skill [to dummy the ball] creates the whole goal. In terms of his partnership with Suarez, as a manager, you say to Luis: 'Go and play.' You don't tell him where to go and play. He goes everywhere, he goes wide, he comes out of the box, he drifts into the box - he's just a great player. The start of this partnership between him and Daniel came last week in the second half against Manchester United. I think everyone saw then that there was an instant understanding between the two.

"It's been the same in training all week. It was a great finish but I think Daniel deserves the credit for that goal. As a midfielder when you look up, you want to see one of your forwards coming in to feet for the easy option and you want to see one on the shoulder of the defence and in between the two centre-halves.

"That's what we saw on Saturday. And I think that is what we have missed. Luis has been trying to do two jobs himself for the first half of the season. Sturridge's movement so far has been fantastic."

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