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Daniel Sturridge: Mario Balotelli and I can play together


Striker Daniel Sturridge says there is room for himself and Mario Balotelli in the same team at Liverpool.

The two very rarely featured together this season after the 25-year-old spent weeks on the sidelines after picking a thigh injury while training with England and with the Italian also suffering fitness problems.

But the Englishman is confident that the two can be easily accommodated in Brendan Rodger's line-up.

"It [the goal] was important for Mario," Sturridge told the club's official website.

"He's been waiting for a while to break his duck and been working very hard in training, and now [that] he has scored one in the league I am sure things will start to go his way now.

"It's not easy to settle into a new team, a new area, a new lifestyle, with different people around you and so on and so forth.

"People don't ever take that into account. I try to do my bit [to help him], although I'm not taking any credit for him scoring against Spurs - I'm just happy he did!

"Of course we can get a good understanding going. I'd say I can play with any player not just Mario.

"Whatever team the manager chooses to put out I will do my best, whoever I have a partnership with.

"I try to adapt to whoever I am playing with and bring out the best in each other, and we [me and Mario] click when we are playing together.

"With Mario I can move around and go into wide areas because I know he will occupy the centre-halves. It's different, you play differently with different players and I am sure we will strike up a partnership in the future, I have no doubts about that.

"I like playing with a partner, but I also like playing on my own.

"It is down to whatever the manager chooses but it is important, whoever I am playing with, to help them play well. It is not just about me trying to do what I do."

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