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Liverpool morning news: Rodgers happy for Suarez to keep moaning, striker could be 'frightening'

Striker returns from a loan spell prematurely, Martin Kelly talks about his fitness

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he is happy for Luis Suarez to keep on moaning because he wants the standard of the team to improve.

Rodgers has continuously said there is room for improvement at Liverpool, despite only being second to Arsenal in the Premier League on goal difference.

The Liverpool boss said in the Liverpool Post: ‘With Luis, he demands the best from himself and his team-mates at all times, and we saw that against Crystal Palace, even right at the end when the game was won.

‘You saw it in the final minute, when he was upset because he was clear in the box and wasn’t picked out.’

Academy striker Michael Ngoo has returned from his loan spell at Yeovil Town earlier than expected my mutual agreement.

Ngoo was expected to be at Yeovil for the entire season but instead it has been cut short after making seven appearances, with only two of them as starts.

With both Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge away on duty with England, Gerrard has said Sturridge could form a ‘frightening’ strike partnership with Wayne Rooney for the national side.

Gerrard said of Sturridge: ‘You wonder why [Manchester] City moved Daniel on and why Chelsea have let him come to us.

‘I had seen signs and huge potential. But I hadn’t seen it on a consistent basis.

‘But working with him daily and seeing the form he has been in of late, it is scary to think what he might become.’

Defender Martin Kelly has said he has to be patient as he tries working his way back into the Liverpool side.

Kelly has spent a year on the sidelines with a cruciate knee injury but made a return in the Capital One Cup tie against Manchester United, where he suffered another setback.

The Liverpool Echo reports Kelly said: ‘You have to have a lot of patience in football as well as knowing when you are given your chance you have to take it.

‘It has taken a long time to get back to full fitness. I feel really strong physically now and I am biding my time to get my chance and grab it with both hands.’ 

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