Reds skipper reveals most talented English player he’s played with.
Liverpool captain has singled out team-mate Daniel Sturridge as a member of the current squad at Anfield to become an iconic player for the club, the Daily Mail reports.
The Reds skipper has played with many top class footballers during his long career with the Merseyside giants, but feels Sturridge is the most talented English player he has worked with.
The former Chelsea man has come on leaps and bounds since making the move to Liverpool in January 2013, and struck up a superb partnership with Luis Suarez last season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions to take the club to within touching distance of the Premier League title.
The England international has missed much of this season through injury, but could be close to a return for the team in what would no doubt be a welcome boost for Brendan Rodgers as his side struggle to replicate their fine form of last season.
Much of the focus has been shifted onto summer signing Mario Balotelli to fill the void left by Suarez and the injured Sturridge upfront, but Gerrard has been full of glowing praise for his crocked colleague.
“For me, when you talk about potential in this country, Daniel Sturridge is the player with the most,” he said.
“Ability-wise he is possibly the No 1 (English) striker I’ve played with, when you talk about speed, sharpness and skill and different types of goals. Some of the things he does in training blow me away. He could go as far as he wants to go.