Published On: Thu, Feb 28th, 2013

Sturridge gets seal of approval from Liverpool legend

Daniel Sturridge’s explosive arrival at Anfield has earned him praise from one of Liverpool’s living legends, former striker Ian Rush.

The 23-year-old has been in impressive form for the Reds since arriving from rivals Chelsea in a £12million deal in January.

Scoring five goals in seven appearances, the England striker has fit right in to the squad and has linked up well with current stars including Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez.

Natural

And all-time Liverpool top goalscorer Ian Rush has found time to admire the young striker.

He told the Liverpool Daily Post: “He’s a natural goalscorer. The goal he scored against Manchester City, there was no backlift, it was a fantastic strike.

“Before he came, the opposition focused mainly on Luis Suarez and Stevie (Gerrard) but with Sturridge, there’s an added danger. He seems to gel well with Suarez and Stevie.”

Praise

Rush scored 346 goals during his time at Anfield and is considered a legend on the Kop, so to receive plaudits for his performances from him is enough to make anyone want to live up to the praise.

He added: “Also, his first touch is incredible in and around the box. He’s very skilful and he’s got a bit of pace.

“He can drift out to wide left, out to wide right and he can play through the middle.”

Sturridge, who started his career at champions Manchester City, has also managed to make four appearances for the English national side.

He also starred as part of the Great Britain squad which played at the Olympics last summer and looks set to have a bright future ahead of him.

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