Liverpool latest: Sturridge hopes to come back stronger, Rodgers wants response

Some of the key stories relating to Liverpool Football Club this Monday evening.

Striker Daniel Sturridge has said he is gutted to be sidelined for up to eight weeks with an ankle injury and hopes he will return to the side better than ever.

Sturridge posted on twitter: ‘I’m pushing myself to be better than before the injury. God willing a quick recovery and I’ll be back playing soon!

‘I’m gutted right now man, keeping it real. Thanks for all the kind words. To all my fans thanks for the support. Means a lot to me.’

Manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping for a response from his side against Norwich City after his side went down 3-1 to Hull City at the KC Stadium.

He said at a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s game:

‘I’ll always demand the best, that’s why we’re at a club like this. We’re not here to be second or great losers, we’re here to win. We’ve shown that we have the capacity to do that consistently now.

‘The only way you can respond is to put your head down, take whatever comes and work tirelessly going forward to get the result.’

Philippe Coutinho will be fit for the game in the week, something which Rodgers is delighted with.

He said: ‘Coutinho allows you to penetrate – I think that was one of the things that was missing from our performance yesterday. We were too slow and too predictable.

‘Then when he came onto the pitch, people started to run beyond and get forward because he plays the forward pass. And that’s something that we have seen throughout his time here. So it’s great to have him fit.’

Competition appears to be hotting up for Liverpool target Martin Montoya according to TalkSport. They are reporting that Serie A side Inter Milan are also interested in the Barcelona full-back. There were several reports last week saying Liverpool have shown their interest in the 22-year-old who is out of contract at the end of the season.

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