Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has so much talent, says Michael Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge ahead of Englnad's World Cup qualifiers

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

Michael Carrick says Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has “so much talent” ahead of England’s World Cup qualifiers.

The Reds forward is a fitness doubt for the games against Moldova and Ukraine after playing with a thigh injury in his club’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Sturridge has scored three goals in three top-flight outings this term, and England and Red Devils midfielder Carrick hailed the 23-year-old forward.

“He has started the season very well but that is no surprise,” Carrick told the Express.

“He has so much ability and so much talent. He has had a good run of games since he has been at Liverpool.

“He has done ever so well. We have some real attacking options now [for England], which is nice.”

Sturridge’s former Chelsea team-mate Gary Chaill also heaped praise on the Liverpool man, insisting the Reds forward can fill the void left in Wayne Rooney’s absence.

“Daniel is ready to step in for Wayne for sure, with the form he is in,” added Cahill.

“If you’re a centre-forward, confidence and goals are what helps you in your performances.

“At the moment he’s a guy with both those things in abundance and playing really well.

“He is the kind of player that the Moldova and Ukraine defenders will be worried about. He can strike fear into any defence.”

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