Liverpool morning round-up: Henderson on returning striker, Rodgers on dropping central defender

A round up of news stories this morning related to Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson has told the Daily Mail that having Daniel Sturridge back increases the club’s goal threat.

Sturridge made his return to the side as a sub against West Ham, bagging the team’s second goal during the win.

Henderson feels Sturridge is looking as sharp as ever despite having only just returned from five months out.

Manager Brendan Rodgers was also delighted to have him back, suggesting the benefits he provides for the club to the Daily Express.

Rodgers has suggested that Sturridge lights up the entire team, inspiring his teammates to raise their performance levels.

The boss feels the team went up a gear when he came on against the Hammers.

Rodgers has also told the Liverpool Echo that recent problems with Mamadou Sakho weren’t personal.

Sakho infamously left the ground when he was dropped for the Merseyside derby towards the back end of last year.

Rodgers has revealed to the local paper that he was just being honest with the player and it’s down to him to accept and process any criticism.

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