Tim Sherwood: Two players can save Liverpool's season

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss has singled out the closest two stars the Reds have to a 'world-class player.'

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood believes Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge can still offer hope to Liverpool this season.

Since losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side have struggled in the Premier League - and ex-Spurs boss Sherwood sympathises with their situation.

Tottenham lost Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in similar circumstances and failed to adequately replace the Welshman.

But Sherwood sees hope for Liverpool in 19-year-old forward Sterling - and England striker Sturridge, when he returns to fitness.

"It is very hard to sign a world-class player, unless you happen to be one of the half-dozen super-rich clubs," Sherwood wrote in his weekly column for the Independent.

"Your best hope is that you have players at the club who could develop into that kind of footballer - and Liverpool have two of them in Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

"When you consider that Sturridge has suffered really bad injuries this season, you are then looking at putting all that pressure on a 19-year-old kid.

"For Brendan, it has been a tough few weeks. It would have been unprecedented had he actually won the league last season."

Liverpool host Chelsea later today, while Tottenham host Stoke City on Sunday.

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