Brendan Rodgers urges Liverpool to keep hold of Daniel Sturridge

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The Liverpool striker has rarely had a kick this season due to injury.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to talkSPORT about Reds striker Daniel Sturridge, urging his former employers to keep the England international at the club despite his poor injury record.

Sturridge has featured just six times so far this season due to hip, knee and hamstring injuries, but he has still managed four goals in that time, proving just how effective he can be when he is actually on the field.

The problem for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is that he cannot afford to pin his hopes on a striker who is so rarely available.

But Rodgers feels Sturridge is a player Liverpool must do everything to get the best out of in the years ahead.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said, “What’s so frustrating as a manager is he is genuinely a world-class player. Nine out of 10 players like that in that situation, you maybe would sell.

“He’s a player that makes a difference. When you have that type of player you want to do everything you can for them.”

Liverpool will have worked hard with Sturridge in a bid to put his injury woes behind him, but only time will tell if the 26-year-old can play a vital role for Klopp in the seasons ahead.

If he stays fit, he has all the attributes to be a superstar. But the signs are not great based on recent history.

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