Daniel Sturridge, the man who has led the Premier League's goalscorer charts this season, continues to impress Liverpool supporters.
For the first three matches of this season's campaign, fans will recall that Sturridge was the only player to record a goal for the Reds - an impressive statistic as well as a sign of things to come.
Recently, Sturridge has continued to impress. His performance against Montenegro saw him set up a great run down the wing for Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, before the ball was netted by a Montenegro defender, shooting his team in the foot.
Sturridge's role in the England match was something unexpected, he has been above par for his club, but seemed to almost take a leadership role for his country, being vocal and authoritative on the field.
Sturridge's place in the squad was not certain last season, with competition from Luis Suarez upon Sturridge's much-anticipated arrival in January. But through the span of Suarez's suspension, his teammate has certainly had the chance to shine, and taken it. His performances not only cemented his place with a red shirt, but made the return of Suarez become less than certain.
The Liverpool striker has attracted some attention from fans, but more importantly has managed to catch the eye of manager Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers was recently quoted as saying: "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."
This is a statement that will certainly be found reassuring by the optimists on Merseyside, who might be expecting Sturridge and Suarez to lead from the front, as their club holds to maintain their place on top of the Premier League table this season.
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