Daniel Sturridge has had a great start to his Liverpool season this term, having already notched up seven goals. Sturridge’s great form has been helped a great deal by the partnership he has managed to form with Luis Suarez. The two of them have linked up very well and are set to cause havoc for Premier League defenders this season.
Sturridge has revealed in The Mirror that Brendan Rodgers has played a big part in his Liverpool success thus far and that the help of sessions with a sports shrink have played a key part.
Daniel said, “Mentally Brendan Rodgers has helped me out a lot.
“I’ve been working with Steve Peters, who has helped me off the field too. That was the manager’s advice. I didn’t really want to see him but I think it has helped me a lot.
“The manager said to me when I signed that the only thing that’s stopping me is what’s between my ears. If I can believe in myself and not worry about the past and be totally focused on the job, I will see the rewards.
“I’d have to say Brendan Rodgers is one of the most influential people I’ve had in my career.”
Rodgers has not always been successful in the transfer market to date at Liverpool but the signing of Sturridge has probably been his best piece of transfer business together with bringing in Coutinho from Inter. One has to give credit where it is due and credit must go to Rodgers for rescuing Sturridge from the terrible time he was having at Chelsea, and bringing him into Liverpool and giving him regular game time.
If the Red’s club psychologist Steve Peters is able to get Sturridge playing like this, then I think all the other players should queue up outside of his office and spend time on his couch!