JOE GOMEZ claims Daniel Sturridge is one of the best strikers in the world.
Striker Sturridge hopes to feature against Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday having scored four goals this season – including Saturday’s stunning equaliser at Chelsea.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has revealed that Daniel Sturridge has been on a mission for a place in the team since the first day of pre-season.[/caption]
Gomez believes that Sturridge is among the most gifted strikers in world football.[/caption]
Defender Gomez said: “To have Studge fully fit and firing is massive for us this season. He’s right up there in terms of strikers in the world.”
“I don’t think many players would even have taken on the shot from where he was. The angle was unbelievable.”
“It shows the belief he’s got in himself. All of us at the football club know how good Studge is and we’re really happy for him.”
“I could see it from the first day of pre-season. He was right on it from the get-go. He has attacked everything. He’s been so focused the whole time in training. He has hardly missed a session.”
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Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League after Sturridge’s 89th minute winner.[/caption]
Daniel Sturridge stunning strike past Kepa Arrizabalaga from distance.[/caption]
“We all know how good he can be. I am just happy for him. We were all buzzing that he was able to contribute like that.”
Gomez is now preparing for a tough game against Carlo Ancelotti’s team, even though they lost 3-1 to Juventus at the weekend.
Gomez added: “Napoli is our focus now and we know it isn’t an easy place to go. It will be a real test but we want to get something out of it.”
“This is a massive run of games for us. We need to continue our good form and hopefully go into the international break in a good place.”
Jurgen Klopp jumping for joy after Sturridge equalised for Liverpool against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.[/caption]
Chelsea star Eden Hazard praised Sturridge for his stunning strike after the game.[/caption]
Sturridge has now scored four goals for Liverpool this season.[/caption]
Liverpool currently sit joint top of the Premier League table with Manchester City.
After a trip to Napoli this week, the reds will host City at Anfield on Sunday.
After last weekend’s 89th minute winner, Sturridge could be just the person Liverpool need on the pitch as they battle City for the top spot.