Daniel Sturridge scored his twelfth goal in as many games as England defeated Denmark 1-0 in a friendly at Wembley yesterday evening.
Sturridge met Southampton mdifielder Adam Lallana’s cross as he headed past Kasper Schmeichel in the 82nd minute to claim a narrow victory for the Three Lions.
It was a lame show from England as the countdown to the World Cup goes under 100 days but Sturridge continued to show why he is a certainty for the plane to Brazil in June.
The 24-year-old has been in scintillating from this season which has seen him play an integral part in Liverpool’s league season as they’ve re-entered the top four once more and pushed on for a first Premier League trophy.
His partnership with Luis Suarez up front has been formidable as the deadly duo have scored 42 goals between them making them the top two goal-scorers in the League and one of the most feared attacking pairs in Europe.
It’s been the consistency with Sturridge’s performances that have impressed the most this campaign. No-one doubted he had the talent however he hasn’t always managed to produce it every week.
The Birmingham-born star’s career has really taken off since completing a deal to join Liverpool from Chelsea in January 2013 where he failed to hit the target on a regular basis. Eight goals in 12 appearances whilst on-loan at Bolton Wanderers in 2010/11 showed he did have the clinical touch in-front of goal however his return to Chelsea the following year saw him score 13 goals in 43 games in all competitions.
There’s been no denying his finishing ability since arriving in Merseyside though with 28 league goals in 33 games as Liverpool have become the league’s entertainers after a poor last few seasons which saw them rarely threaten the top-four.
The Reds Manager Brendan Rodgers has certainly got his side playing some classy football and has managed to get the best out of Sturridge and the players around him.
With ten-games left he will be looking to step-up the intensity even more as Liverpool look to sustain what has been a superb season to-date and try and threaten Chelsea and Manchester City for the title.
In them games they will play Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham so Champions League football next season is still not a definite. If they manage to keep up their rich run of form though, you wouldn’t bet against them.
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