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Premier League Team of the Week: Sturridge leads the way as Liverpool players star after Norwich romp

Man United duo Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick feature despite surrendering their lead late on against Tottenham, while Man City's David Silva also makes the cut

Liverpool new boy Daniel Sturridge stars in our TOTW after capping his Anfield debut with a goal in Saturday's 5-0 demolition of Norwich.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker is joined by fellow goalscorer Steven Gerrard and full-back Glen Johnson in our XI, as Brendan Rodgers' men pulled level on points with Arsenal and within four of fifth-placed Merseyside rivals Everton.

Manchester United duo Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick also make the cut despite having to settle for a late draw against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, while David De Gea just misses out after flapping under pressure from Steven Caulker in the build-up to Clint Dempsey's equaliser.

Instead, Toffees stopper Tim Howard features in goal with the American on hand to thwart Southampton throughout Monday's goalless stalemate.

Double-goalscorer David Silva is included in our side for the fourth time this season following his two strikes in Manchester City's 2-0 victory over Fulham. The Spaniard is joined by team-mate Pablo Zabaleta, who continues to impress at right-back for the champions.

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher's two goals in Saturday's 3-2 comeback win over Wigan sees the Scotsman make his first appearance in this season's TOTW, and he is joined by fellow debutant Adam Le Fondre, who struck twice to seal a crucial 2-1 victory for Reading against Newcastle.

QPR's Clint Hill rounds off our XI following the 1-1 draw away to West Ham with Loic Remy, who scored on his Rs debut, just failing to make the cut. Luis Suarez, Charles N'Zogbia and Alfred N'Diaye are all unfortunate to miss out.

HOWARD
EVERTON
 vs Southampton (A)
Rating:
TOTW Apps: 1

ZABALETA FERDINAND HILL JOHNSON
MAN CITY
MAN UNITED
QPR
LIVERPOOL
 vs Fulham (H) vs Tottenham (A) vs West Ham (A)
vs Norwich (H)
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TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 3

GERRARD CARRICK SILVA
LIVERPOOL
MAN UNITED MAN CITY
vs Norwich (H) vs Tottenham (A) vs Fulham (H)
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Rating:
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 4

LE FONDRE
FLETCHER STURRIDGE
READING
SUNDERLAND
LIVERPOOL
vs Newcastle (A) vs Wigan (A) vs Norwich (H)
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Rating:
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1

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