Reds forward is currently displaying the best form of his career.
Liverpool front man Daniel Sturridge is set to be handed a rare England start in Wednesday night’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley Stadium, reports the Daily Mirror.
The in-form striker joined the Merseyside giants from fellow Premier League outfit Chelsea in a long-term deal worth just £12 million in the recent January transfer window, and the 23-year-old has made an instant impact to the start of his career at Anfield.
Sturridge managed to hit the back of the net on ten occasions in only 14 Premier League outings for Brendan Rodgers’s side this year, while overall in all competitions the forward netted 11 goals in just 16 matches for the Reds, as well as contributing another five assists to the team cause in the top flight along the way.
And it is that kind of eye-catching form in front of goal that has persuaded Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson to start Wednesday’s international against the Irish with Sturridge up front alongside fellow attacker Wayne Rooney.