Daniel Sturridge is on the verge of becoming the next great English soccer scoring sensation. He is on his way to securing a spot on the English 2014 World Cup Soccer Team but as his play in limited minutes with Liverpool indicates he is developing that predator scoring ability in limited minutes that will help him immensely in the future.
He has scored eleven goals in 16 games for Liverpool this season including an exceptional header which tied the game against Everton. Over the past two seasons he has been a tantalizing tease of a player, immense potential but rarely was it provided with the consistency and aplomb that he is now displaying.
Daniel is displaying a toughness and maturity that has not been seen from him before. In his last national team action against Germany he played a full 90 minutes despite being injured and never once looked to come off. This is a vastly different striker than the one who played for Chelsea a year ago and had a reputation of being unwilling to play if not at one hundred percent fitness.
Daniel Sturridge is considered one of the top four strikers at Liverpool but judging from the criticism he received for playing while injured by manager Brendan Rogers it is apparent that he is actually much more highly regarded. Managers do not complain when a player who is not highly valued is unable to play in a game. The intensity of the complaints by the Liverpool manager indicate that he needs the immense talent of Daniel Sturridge to help the team achieve its Premier League objectives. Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool is going to be the next great striker in the Premier League if he continues to play and mature in this manner.