Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge has insisted he is not yet the complete player, even after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers suggested the in-form man could become the best English forward in the Premier League.
According to Liverpoolfc.com, the Reds number 15 was flattered by the praise dished-out by the Liverpool boss, but Sturridge, who has scored three goals in three games, admits he is still a way off being the complete player.
"It was good to hear. It's always good to hear positive things from your manager, especially. I'm working as hard as I possibly can and I want to improve as much as possible," he said.
The 24-year-old may feel like his position is secure at Anfield after such an impressive start to the season, but with Luis Suarez soon to become eligible, the England striker knows he has to continue to improve.
"I'm not resting on my laurels or thinking I'm complete because I know I'm not. I'm trying my best to make sure I improve all the abilities I've been blessed with. I won't stop until I get to where I believe I should be," added Sturridge.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man has missed England's two recent World Cup qualifiers with a thigh injury, leaving the Three Lions thin up front, but Sturridge knows he needs rest to maintain his level of performance in the Premier League, and he believes that it's not just him who is aspiring to be the best in his position.
"It's everybody's ambition [to be the best player in their position]. If you play as a centre-half it's your ambition to be England's No.1 centre-half, if you play as a goalkeeper you want to be the best goalkeeper in your country - that's everybody's aim. If you don't aim for that, you're aiming for the wrong things," he concluded.
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