Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers hints that two big-name players could return this weekend

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Liverpool may well be bolstered by the returns of Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson for the weekend’s Premier League fixture against Norwich City.

The Reds welcome the Canaries to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, looking to get their EPL campaign back on track.

Liverpool started the season well, picking up victories over Stoke City and Bournemouth, before securing a respectable 0-0 draw away at Arsenal.

Since that result, however, the wheels have come off for Brendan Rodgers’s side.

The Merseysiders were hammered at home by West Ham United, falling to a 3-0 defeat, before coming unstuck against fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Northern Irish coach doesn’t appear too fazed by the side’s recent struggles, and believes he has some aces up his sleeve as his team look to improve their form against Norwich.

Rodgers, speaking on Friday, has hinted that both Henderson and Sturridge could be in contention for Sunday’s fixture.

“Jordan will train today, Daniel has been training with the team for a week or so, so will be assessed,” the manager began.

“We’ve got players hopefully coming back that will add to the squad and see us go on a run of games.

“A player who can get you 25-plus goals per season is going to be missed. Jordan’s impact has grown during my time here. When you miss players of that calibre, it’s going to have an impact.”

While Henderson’s absence has doubtless cost the Reds in the heart of the park, it is surely Sturridge whose return will please Rodgers more. Indeed, the coach went on to offer some glowing praise to the England frontman.

“Daniel, on his game, is one of the best there is – there are not too many who can compare with him when he is at his level.

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“When he can stretch teams like he can with his pace and the wonderful variety in his finishing, you put Christian (Benteke) alongside that, Coutinho in behind that or to the side of it, then other players support that – it is a really exciting dynamic.

“We have probably been waiting for that for quite a period of time but those types of players like Daniel, with that quality, can give a totally different perspective to your team.

“And the reality is we are only a few points off where we’d want to be and there is still a long way to go.”

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