Rio Ferdinand believes 'the penny has dropped' for Daniel Sturridge

Rio Ferdinand believes 'the penny has dropped' for Daniel Sturridge

Rio Ferdinand believes 'the penny has dropped' for Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge salvaged Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League with a long-range effort beyond the reach of Kepa Arrizabalaga, the world's most expensive goalkeeper, in the 89th minute.

Hazard is the Premier League's top scorer this season with six goals, and the 27-year-old has scored those six goals from just nine shots on target.

"Of course, Hazard is the first but I think Pedro, Willian and [Alvaro] Morata will be able to score more than 10 goals in the season". "But I think also we are more close than I thought one week ago".

Chelsea's man of the hour, Eden Hazard, was in a positive mood after Chelsea and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

In head-to-head statistics, these two sides have met on 170 occasions, with Liverpool boasting 71 wins compared to 59 for Chelsea while 40 matches have ended in draws.

Liverpool's front three, who terrorised defences last season, had looked uncharacteristically out of sorts before Sturridge was introduced as an 86th-minute substitute.

Liverpool were the last team to have a 100 per cent record in the top flight this season before Saturday, but they now sit behind Manchester City, who saw off Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 earlier on Saturday, on goal difference.

"The first ball he missed it was not the right position".

Sturridge has repaid the brief cameo appearances he's been gifted by Klopp to prove how much he can contribute to the side as they look for their first Premier League title in nearly three decades.

You need to work for these moments when it is clicking. I imagine he was really frustrated because training with him and watching him shows he has got so much ability but he couldn't get himself fit enough to play at the intensity he wants him to.

"No, I think they are further forward", said the Italian when asked if Chelsea are title contenders. "But as long as we create chances like we did tonight, we will win football games".

"It's really cool. I'm really happy for him".

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