Jamie Carragher thinks Daniel Sturridge is the second best striker in the Premier League

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Daniel Sturridge is the second best striker in the Premier League - when fit.

The England international returned from a six-month injury lay-off last weekend in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City and opened his account for the season with a brace against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 3-2 win against the Midlands club may have saved Brendan Rodgers' skin - for the time being - and he certainly has Sturridge to thank for Liverpool's first league win in five matches. 


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Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, the former Red turned pundit believes there is only one striker in England better than the former Chelsea man.

As per the Mirror, he said: "If Sturridge is at his best, if he can stay fit, like the Sturridge we saw when Liverpool almost won the league (in the 2013-14 season), if you look around the top teams, there's only Aguero you'd have before him." 

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There is no question Aguero is the best striker in the Premier League, but if you look around the top flight, not many players can boast a better goalscoring record than the 26-year-old. 

His 37 goals in 57 appearances for Liverpool puts him top of their all-time goals-to-game ratio in the Premier League - above Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez.

The return of Sturridge is a welcome boost to the Merseyside club. After a 2014-15 season where they struggled to score goals, they now have three strikers capable of reaching double figures.

Sturridge and Danny Ings showed signs of a blossoming partnership at Anfield last weekend and that could prove to be the catalyst for an upturn in form for Rodgers' side.

Christian Benteke is in line to return from injury for the Merseyside derby on Sunday, but could be limited to the substitutes bench despite being joint top goalscorer with Sturridge.

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