England captain Steven Gerrard believes the potential partnership of Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge is frightening.
The Manchester United and Liverpool forwards have had great starts to the season and look set to partner one another in attack for England's crunch qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.
The duo have so far only played 30 minutes of international football as a pairing together, but Gerrard believes they will make a huge impact for The Three Lions.
Speaking to reporters, the England captain said: "The potential in that partnership is frightening.
"They are both very skilful, they can both create and they can both score. All the boxes are ticked.
"They just have to prove they can make it happen. That is the most difficult thing but I have belief in both of them."
When discussing the ability of his Liverpool teammate, Gerrard has no doubts that Sturridge will become a top class striker and the Reds captain expects him to deliver for England in the coming games.
Gerrard continued by saying: "I have no hesitation in saying [Sturridge] has the potential to be world class. He is that good.
"The key for Daniel was to have a manager who believed in him, play him every game and build a team around him that gave him a platform to prove he is a top player.
"So far, so good. But what he has produced at Liverpool everyone is waiting [for] with England. Hopefully that is what we see over the next seven or eight days."
Roy Hodgson will be hoping his strikers can fire the national side into the World Cup.
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