Friday, September 13, 2013

Sturridge and Rodgers Win Awards

Brendan Rodgers and Daniel Sturridge have won the Barclays Premier League Manager and Player of the Month respectively for August.

It's been sometime since Liverpool have bagged both awards in a month. Its the first such award for Sturridge while its the second time Rodgers has won it, although its his time since his appointment at Liverpool.

The Reds have won their first three matches this season - their best start in nearly two decades - and go into the weekend top of the Premier League.

They face Rodgers old club Swansea this weekend and much of the outcome of the match may depend on Sturridge's fitness level. The striker missed both of England's World Cup qualifiers this week but may start tomorrow's match.

Sturridge has scored in each of Liverpool's games this season and with Luis Suarez still serving the remaining of his 10-match suspension, much of the goal-scoring responsibilities may be left to the England striker.

While Rodgers' team have been impressive in the opening stages of this season, Liverpool still lack in the firepower department. So far, with the exception of Sturridge, none of Liverpool's other forwards have found he back of the net, making it all the more obvious why the club fought tooth and nail to keep Suarez.

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