DANIEL Sturridge insists he is “ready to play every game” for Liverpool despite Brendan Rodgers’s eagerness to protect the striker.
The Reds boss spoke ahead of Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Burnley about the potential repercussions of pushing the England star too far having only just recovered from a five-month lay-off.
Sturridge, though, sealed Liverpool’s fourth successive Premier League victory with a goal in just his second league start since returning from calf and thigh injuries and is keen to play his part this season.
“I feel good, I have felt really good since I came back and I am ready to play every game,” Sturridge told reporters. “I don’t want to be eased in but I suppose that is what the manager wants.”
Jordan Henderson, who opened the scoring before assisting Sturridge’s goal to seal the win, lavished Sturridge with praise following the win – Liverpool’s eighth in their last 10 games.
“It is a massive three points for us, it was fantastic effort by all the lads,” the stand-in captain added.
“It is great to have Daniel back, I thought he held the ball up really well. He gives us the freedom to play and his movement was unbelievable.”