Liverpool take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday in what could be a potential title deciding game. If the Reds beat Chelsea then Chelsea are out of the title race and then all eyes will be on Manchester City and how well they perform against Crystal Palace later on in the day.
Going into Sunday’s game, Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost as star striker Daniel Sturridge has declared himself fit to play as he missed the 3-2 win over Norwich last weekend because of a hamstring injury.
Speaking at an event to launch a new global partnership for Liverpool with Subway, Sturridge revealed he is ready to play in the game that will potentially decide who will be Premier League champions.
In a question and answer session with kids who are given a chance to play football in coaching sessions with the LFC foundation, Sturridge, when asked if he would play against Chelsea said: “Hopefully this weekend I’ll be back.”
And when one of the young footballers wondered if he would be selected by boss Brendan Rodgers, he added: “I’m not too sure if he’ll play me or not. We’ll have to see.”
It is being said that Chelsea may field a weakened side against the Reds as they look to save their players for the Champions League, but I am sure Brendan Rodgers will not read much into that and he will just set out the best possible Liverpool team for the day.
With Sturridge not being available to play against Norwich, Rodgers opted to bring in Joe Allen and Lucas to firm up the Liverpool midfield with Suarez, Sterling and Coutinho providing the attacking threat. Rodgers will now have to decide if he sticks with the same side that delivered against Norwich or to bring in Sturridge against Chelsea.