Rodgers is not startled by Sturridge's remarkable form, however, as the forward has continually illustrated his prowess in front of the posts.
"He's up there along with Luis as the best finisher in the league," said the manager.
"I think with Daniel everyone realises when he's through on goal, it would be a big surprise if he misses. He's outstanding in the one versus one, he's got great variety in his finishing and both him and Luis are outstanding goalscorers.
"He's consistent. He's shown that when he plays, he scores goals. Sometimes for strikers you go through different spells. You might not score for a few games and then get seven in 10. But with Daniel, he's consistent. When he plays, he gets chances and he scores regularly."
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