Rodgers: Sturridge edging closer to his best

Liverpool have monitored Sturridge's minutes since the England international made a goalscoring return from calf and ankle injuries at the end of January.

Sturridge played 105 minutes in Liverpool's penalty shoot-out defeat to Besiktas in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, while the 25-year-old was a 75th-minute substitute as the Merseyside club beat Manchester City 2-1 three days later.

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