Sterling: We will improve once this Liverpool star returns

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has backed Daniel Sturridge's return to Liverpool to help the side find their best form.

Raheem Sterling believes that Daniel Sturridge's return to first-team action will give the side another attacking dimension.

Sturridge has been ruled out with an injury since the international break and Liverpool's form has suffered as a result.

The Reds have lost to Aston Villa and West Ham United without their star striker and Sterling is clearly looking forward to having his England international teammate back in starting contention. 

"Daniel is a massive miss for us with his goals and the way he plays in behind defenders," he said to the club's official site.

"Him coming back should add another dimension to the team. It will definitely be a test of character but I think there is a lot of character in this group."

Liverpool's poor form over the start of the season has led to questions already being asked of their top four credentials.

Under Brendan Rodgers' stewardship they returned to the Champions League last year, but their displays over the first few fixtures this year have been concerning, to say the least.

The attacking threat they once had, with Luis Suarez spearheading their forward line, has seemingly disappeared somewhat whilst their defensive problems remain.

Already they are having to play catch-up on a number of their rivals and they will need to ensure that they arrest this slide as soon as possible. 

Sturridge's return should help this and he could make it in the Merseyside derby next weekend. 

The Reds take on Everton, who have also started the season slowly, on Saturday and they will be hoping that this game can be the one where they can begin to turn their campaign around. 

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