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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Brendan Rodgers admits his team is a little bit "broken"

Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

BRENDAN Rodgers is hoping that Daniel Sturridge can ride to the rescue and rescue a team which he admits is "broken".

"We introduced a raft of new players - you lose the core of players who were important, and that's obviously a factor and then it becomes a bit broken," said Rodgers.

"That's how our game has looked for a big part of the season, but I have a group of players here who identify with that."

Still reeling from the impact of Premier League defeats by Aston Villa and West Ham, Rodgers is desperately looking for a spark to ignite Liverpool's season and he hopes Sturridge can do the job.

"We'll be very happy to have him back and we hope that can be this weekend," said the Irishman.

"We've got a number of injuries that we're going to give every chance to. He (Sturridge) is a player who's out on the field working. Him and a number of others we'll just assess nearer the time. But if he doesn't make it he won't be far off after that," said Rodgers.

"He's someone that responds well to treatment. The most important thing is he's near to fitness."

"He certainly won't be match-fit, he hasn't played for a few weeks, but it'll be great to have him back because he's a wonderful player for us."

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