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Daniel Sturridge can be the best in Europe

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has lauded in-form striker Daniel Sturridge as having the potential to be a European great, according to the Metro.

The 24-year-old has netted eight times already this season and his budding partnership with Luis Suarez looks to stand the Reds in very good stead for the future, but Rodgers is convinced there's even more to come.

Despite lauding his forward as already having the assets to match the very best, the former Swansea boss believes Sturridge can be up there with the very best in Europe after a few improvements.

"He’s got a great touch, is very strong on his left side and his right side, he’s got super pace – once he’s away, he’s away, you’re not catching him," said the Reds boss.

"He’s clever in his movement and his runs, he’s a good footballer; he drops into spaces, picks up the ball, sets the game, spins. He’s also got an eye for goal.

"The area that he’s looking to improve on is his heading, as he showed last week away at Sunderland."

Rodgers went on to state that although Sturridge has already proved that he is a player of untold potential, there is a lot of space for further improvement.

"He’s a boy who I still think there’s a lot of improvement to make. When he does, I think he can prove to be one of the top strikers in European football," Rodgers said.

It remains to be seen whether or not Sturridge can keep up his run of exceptional form, but he will get the chance to further enhance his burgeoning reputation for the international side, when England play Montenegro and Poland in their vital World Cup qualifiers.

The former Chelsea and Man City man joined up with the national squad ahead of the must-win matches, and is likely to play a vital role in Roy Hodgson's plans. 

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