Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush has backed Daniel Sturridge to continue his superb form, and end up with 20-30 goals this season, the Mirror understands.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man has excelled since arriving on Merseyside in January, with twenty goals in twenty-six appearances in all competitions.
The 24 year old’s form has seen him firmly establish himself in Roy Hodgson’s thoughts ahead of next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
Rush, who is the clubs all-time top scorer with 346 goals, believes that the Birmingham-born striker can continue his superb form as the Reds look to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since the 2009/10 campaign.
Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard has insisted that he still poses an attacking threat despite changing his style of play, Sky Sports understands.
The 33 year old scored his second league goal of the season, and one-hundredth of his career from the penalty spot in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United – a result which saw the Reds drop to third place in the division.
His goal for England against Poland last week was a reminder of the quality the skipper still has going forward, and he has stated that he hopes he has ‘a few more of those in the locker’ before he becomes an out and out holding midfielder.