Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge will be world class, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tips Reds star Daniel Sturridge to become a world-class striker

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Daniel Sturridge has scored seven goals in six games Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers has tipped Liverpool’s in-form Daniel Sturridge to develop into a world-class striker.

The Reds forward has scored eight goals in his last seven appearances following his return from an ankle injury in January.

He knows what’s required to be a world-class striker

Brendan Rodgers

Sturridge’s first-half strike in a 5-1 victory over Arsenal took the England international’s tally to 15 Premier League goals this season.

And Reds manager Rodgers, whose side are currently fourth ahead of Wednesday’s clash against Fulham, hailed Sturridge as a “magnificent” talent.

“He’s a natural goalscorer,” Rodgers said. “I know he’s disappointed that he had another opportunity to score with his chip.

“But he’s a magnificent talent and I’ve always said that I think over the course of the next couple of years, he’s got the chance to make himself a world-class striker.

“He knows what’s required to be a world-class striker; the consistency and the quality you need. He’s come into here and maybe he hasn’t had that credit because he has consistently done it from the January when arrived.

“He will always get goals because of his talent. The beauty about it is he’s still only 24 years of age. He’s still got a lot of time before he arrives into his peak.

“That’s been one of the highlights for me coming in here, seeing his development, both as a young player and then his maturity as a man. He’s only going to get better, which is great.”

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