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Sturridge and Rodgers win August awards

ESPN staff
September 13, 2013
Daniel Sturridge has scored in all three of Liverpool's 1-0 wins to take the club top of the league © @premierleague

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers and Daniel Sturridge have been named Premier League Manager and Player of the Month respectively.

Sturridge scored in all three of Liverpool's 1-0 wins over Stoke, Aston Villa and Manchester United to take Rodgers' side top of the Premier League with their best start to a season since 1994-95.

The striker is hoping to be fit for Monday's clash at the Liberty Stadium against Rodgers' former side Swansea after a thigh injury ruled him out of England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

It is the first time Sturridge has won the award, while Rodgers claims his second gong.

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