Liverpool media round-up, Rodgers on Sturridge progress, CEO on players pay

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that the Reds will start seeing the best of Daniel Sturridge when he is fully fit, and that he will be able to play every game very soon.

Rodgers has taken a cautious approach when it comes to reintroducing the forward to the side after he spent the best part of five months out with thigh and calf injuries.

His game time has been managed but with Sturridge starting to complete games from the start, and with Liverpool's season soon to change to one game per week after being knocked out of the Europa League, Rodgers believes Sturridge will soon be leading the line on a more regular basis, and the new system will suit him.

The Liverpool boss is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “He's excited by the new system. Put a fully fit Daniel Sturridge into that system and it lights it up again.

“The last thing we wanted to do was break him. He felt good on Sunday on the back of playing Thursday. He’s very determined to play and when you see a fully fit Daniel, he will be brilliant.”

Liverpool Chief Executive Ian Ayre has been explaining that the club are trying to get more and more players on contracts that rewards their performances.

Ayre was giving interviews straight after the club's accounts showed that Liverpool produced a small profit for the first time in seven years.

Quoted in the Liverpool Echo, Ayre said: “The obvious biggest outgoing is players’ wages and transfer fees. That’s taken a pretty dramatic change in terms of how we look at it, analyse it and pay for it - and how we structure contracts.

“So elements of performance in contracts is key; getting value is key - value in and value out.

“That takes time, because a it’s a new structure and new way of going about things."

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