Daniel Sturridge should be fit for run-in, says Brendan Rodgers

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Title finish line a way out - Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit to play a part in his side's Premier League title run-in.

Rodgers said the England striker, 24, could miss the trip to Norwich on Sunday with a hamstring strain suffered in Sunday's win over Manchester City.

"He may be a risk for the weekend," said Rodgers, whose team lead Chelsea by two points at the top of the table.

"It is not too serious and isn't going to keep him out for too many weeks."

Sturridge has hit 23 goals for his club this season - plus two for England - although he has not scored in his last three matches.

Liverpool will guarantee Champions League football for next season if they beat a Norwich side who have lost four of their last five matches - even if fifth-placed Everton defeat Manchester United on Sunday.

"We've made great progress this season and our objective to qualify for the Champions League was always going to be a very difficult one because of the competitive nature of the league," continued Rodgers.

"But we're still on course for that. If we can get a win at the weekend, then that would rubber-stamp that for us."

Third-placed Manchester City's 2-2 draw at home to bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday means that they must hope for a slip-up from either Liverpool or Chelsea, who will meet at Anfield on 27 April.

"One of our rivals might have dropped points, but it's irrelevant," said Rodgers. "You have to do your own job.

"Wednesday was also a warning sign for everyone. With four games to go, nothing's guaranteed. I've said that all along."

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