Daniel Sturridge is just what Liverpool needed, says Ian Rush

Ex-Liverpool striker Ian Rush says Daniel Sturridge has provided the Reds with more attacking threat since arriving from Chelsea

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Daniel Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January Photo: The Sport Review

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Ian Rush believes Daniel Sturridge could be the final piece in Liverpool’s attacking jigsaw after an impressive start to his Reds career.

The 23-year-old has scored five goals for his new club after completing a £12m move to the Reds from Chelsea in January.

And Rush, who is Liverpool’s all-time leading goal-scorer, has been impressed by Sturridge’s impact, particularly his link-up play with Steven Gerrard and Luis Suárez.

“He has been absolutely fantastic – just what the supporters have been looking for,” Rush told Liverpool’s website.

“He’s a natural goal scorer. The goal he scored against Manchester City, there was no back lift, it was a fantastic strike.

“Before he came, the opposition focused mainly on Luis Suarez and Stevie [Gerrard] but with Sturridge, there’s an added danger. He seems to gel well with Suarez and Stevie.

“He gets the tap ins as well. [In the past] we’ve had plenty of great shots where the ball has hit the post and come back or the keeper has saved and we’ve just been looking for someone to come along and tap the ball in. Sturridge does that.

“Also, his first touch is incredible in and around the box. He’s very skilful and he’s got a bit of pace. He can drift out to wide left, out to wide right and he can play through the middle.”

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