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Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool's next great striker

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Throughout the years Liverpool have produced many world class strikers and it seems that Daniel Sturridge will be one to add to the list, since flourishing under manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Englishman has had a great start to his Liverpool career scoring 15 goals in 19 games with four in recent weeks. The Liverpool faithful have definitely taken a shining to the former Chelsea man and is quickly coming a Kop favourite with his goals and silky skills.

But it isn't just the fans who have taken to the recent hero; many of the players have also taken to him with Lucas Leiva telling local paper the Liverpool Echo that he believes Sturridge is more Brazilian than him.

The Birmingham born forward signed for Liverpool in January for a fee of £12 million and got off to the perfect start by scoring in each of his first three starts in a red shirt. This was a record for Liverpool as he became the first player to do this for 40 years. The forward also got his first hat-trick as a professional in a 1-3 win against Fulham.

Another factor that has impressed the fans is partnerships formed with the other players. He instantly linked up well with Luis Suarez creating a strike force that was soon to be feared by many defences and was complemented by many great pundits including Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Mark Lawrenson. Whilst the Uruguayan has been absent he has formed another partnership this time with wonder-kid Philippe Coutinho and has shown promising signs at the start of this season.

The club has seen many great strikers come and go over the years and Sturridge will definitely be up there with some of the best if he chooses to stay with the Merseyside club. In the last ten years Liverpool fans have been left heartbroken by players such as Fernando Torres and Michael Owen leaving the club. This was nearly the case again this summer through last season's star striker Luis Suarez.

With Suarez currently out of action due to his ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, Liverpool have needed Sturridge to step up to the plate and take over the goal-scoring duties.

Many questions were asked of whether he was ready and critics had started to rule Liverpool out of a top four finish but those critics have definitely been answered by the fantastic start from the Reds main man.

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