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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge 'a major asset for England'

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Manager Brendan Rodgers has said he believes that Liverpool's in-form striker Daniel Sturridge could become a "real asset" for England in this year's World Cup campaign.

In six of his seven Premier League appearances this season, 24-year-old Sturridge has found the net - three of which were deciding goals that led Liverpool to secure wins against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Stoke City.

The Reds soared to victory with help from striking duo Luis Suarez and Sturridge on Saturday, with a 3-1 victory over current second-from-bottom Crystal Palace at Anfield.

The win saw Liverpool briefly grace the top of the table.

There's little doubt that Sturridge will play in England's two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland, and Rodgers seems to think the England squad are due to witness the forming of a quality strike force.

As quoted in the Daily Mirror, Rodgers said: "If Daniel maintains the form he is in, he’s going to be a real asset, and if you look at him and Rooney as a combination, that would be brilliant for England.

"You have him and his cleverness, Rooney in behind him with and his movement between spaces and his exceptional quality.

"Dan can move but has also got that pace to really hurt teams in behind them.

"At that level it’s so important. He’s 24, scoring goals and playing well and that bodes well for him."

It did not, however, bode well for Crystal Palace, who now face the fight for survival amongst the Premier League's elite.

Liverpool's next match sees them take on Newcastle United a week on Saturday at St James' Park.

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