Sturridge made long awaited return to the first team and scored against West Ham.
Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool squad have reacted with almost universal delight at the return of Daniel Sturridge to the Liverpool first team and score sheet against West Ham.
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The striker marked his first start in five months with a goal against the Hammers in his first match since long term injury has ruled him out of action since August when he picked up a knock on international duty.
And Brendan Rodgers couldn’t contain his delight at seeing the 25 year old return to action after coming on as a substitute in the second half of the Reds 2-0 win over Sam Allardyce’s side.
“It was nice for him. He has been out for a long time and worked very hard,” Rodgers said, reports Guardian.
“When he is in that area of the pitch he has shown he is lethal and it was a great first touch and then he has great power off both sides and it was a wonderful finish. I am delighted for him.”
And Rodgers wasn’t the only one to pay tribute to the former Chelsea and Manchester City man, a number of Liverpool players showed their happiness for Sturridge on social media.
Assist king Philippe Coutinho posted this snap on Instagram saying: “Glad to see you back”
Whilst Steven Gerrard, who was missing entirely from the Liverpool squad, also showed his joy at the striker’s return.