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Will Sturridge make his comeback this Sunday?

According To Peter Guy of Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are expected to offer Brendan Rodgers’ a five year contract following the inspiring results shown by the team this season. With many clubs on the lookout for a new manager, Liverpool are planning to tie themselves with the manager for the next years to avoid any speculation regarding his future. The ensuing contract is expected be finalised in the coming few weeks. Guy quoted an unnamed source, citing the interesting development at Anfield.

My understanding is that Brendan is close to agreeing a new deal. I believe the club may want to make it a longer term five year agreement and are hoping it can be sorted over the next few weeks.

Following his move from Swansea City, Brendan Rodgers has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success. An adaptable manager, he realised that Liverpool wouldn’t be able to adapt to the Swansea style of football he practiced at Liberty Stadium. Adapting to the new team, he improvised and helped put together one of the most effective counter-attacking team in England. And the result is for all to see. Sitting comfortably on the second spot, Liverpool are posing a serious title threat after ages. Extending Rodges’ contract at Anfield will be an interesting prospect, especially since managerial continuity is a big factor for success in Football, a practice not adapted at most success-hungry clubs. Having brought necessary additions to the club, especially Sturridge and Coutinho, both having made an immediate impact at the club, Brendan Rodgers’ expected contract renewal will only spell good news for the historical club. Sturridge, who was under-utilized at Chelsea, has sparkled under Rodgers’ managership at Anfield.

Sturridge Update

According to the latest media reports, Sturridge has suffered a critical ankle injury  that could keep him out for the  foreseeable future. The striker suffered the injury while training on Friday.  Detailed report –

 

Having been injured for the past few weeks, Sturridge is expected to make his return soon for Liverpool, with Rodgers’ confirming that the English striker has been training hard for the club.

He has certainly trained very hard this week. We’ve got another day to go to prepare and see where all the players are at.

But not disclosing any vital information to the opponents, Rodgers’ was tight-lipped regarding the expected line-up against Hull City in the upcoming fixture. He is keeping his options open and the line-up open to speculation stating that he gives his players an equal opportunity to find a place for themselves in the starting eleven.

I like to give all the players every chance to show that they can be in the team. He has worked exceptionally well and, when he does that, his quality is there for everyone to see.

Sturridge’s return to the squad will be extremely crucial for the team, following their interesting clash with Everton last week. His partnership with Luis Suarez has been integral to Liverpool’s success this season. If the team is to continue their recent form, they will be banking heavily on the English striker to deliver the goods. It now remains to be seen how Rodgers uses Sturridge in the match against Hull City this weekend. With Hull City having won only 4 games out of 12 this season, Liverpool are expected to return home with three points in their kitty after the clash on Sunday.