Liverpool boss Rodgers: Sturridge can be one of Europe's best

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is full of praise for Danny Sturridge after his impact off the bench for the draw with Chelsea.

Sturridge is in line for a start this weekend against Newcastle United.

Rodgers said: "He was outstanding when he came on. In the first half of the game we were too slow in our play, our movements weren't as dynamic as what they've been in a lot of games.

"The intensity in our game wasn't quite what it normally would have been. In the second half when he came on, he gave us a real threat - his pace and power were outstanding. He scored a goal which was a great finish and could have had two or three more.

"He's fitted into the football club really well. He missed a bit of training last week but if we can keep him fit and keep him out on the training field, he's got the potential to be a top European striker and that's hopefully something he can fulfil here at the club."

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