Liverpool latest: Including Sturridge fitness and Rodgers on the summer

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is touch and go to be fit for England’s world Cup qualifier against Moldova this Friday. Sturridge sat out England training with tightness in his thigh threatening to prevent him from maintaining his good form this season with England.

As the dust settles after the drama of transfer deadline day, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted by his summer business.

“The window this summer has been very productive for us. We've certainly got more competition and as a manager you always want more, but we're more than happy with the business we've done,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

One of the new arrivals, Victor Moses, says Sturridge is the reason he decided to push for a loan move to Anfield.

“I spoke to Studge and he wanted me to come here. He said I'd love it here, but he didn’t need to say much. The next morning, I had a word with my agent and told him it could be the right move for me,” said Moses.

Midfielder Lucas has also joined in revealing his excitement over Liverpool’s potential across the start of the season. The Brazilian says he doesn’t see the harm in the club getting carried away with a perfect start to their league campaign, backed by exciting transfer additions.

Key striker Luis Suarez has said he’s delighted to be staying at the club despite appearing to push for a move away from Liverpool earlier in the summer.

“I closed this subject a while ago. I have already taken the decision to stay at Liverpool - In that moment I said if something happens then good, but if I was staying at Liverpool I'd be delighted,” said Suarez.

Another striker who did leave the club yesterday was Fabio Borini, who signed for Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season. It was a surprising move considering Rodgers said categorically that he wouldn’t be leaving earlier in the summer. The Italian is seen as the successor to Stephane Sessegnon by the North East club.

Rodgers has defended the move, saying he has great faith in Borini despite allowing him to leave the club. The boss says the most important thing for Borini is to get games which isn’t possible at Liverpool because he couldn’t guarantee Borini playing time.

There have been several sources today suggesting that new Liverpool signing Tiago Ilori could be a target for England. Ilori was born in London and while he’s played for Portugal at youth level, he could play for England having never one a senior cap for Portugal.

Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre has piled the praise onto the other defensive signing Liverpool made yesterday, Mamadou Sakho, calling the Frenchman a born leader. Ayre also describes Sakho as a ‘Champions League player of great pedigree and experience’.

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