Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge scored a stunning equalizer on Saturday that salvaged a point for Liverpool against Chelsea, but will the striker get his England call-up when Southgate names his squad on Thursday? Sturridge’s late stunner was his fourth goal of the season under Klopp, scoring against PSG in the Champions League and against Chelsea in the League cup as well, one more goal than what he managed last season – 3 goals. And this has led to the talks of a potential England call-up for the Englishman, almost 12 months after he last played for the three lions.
Hazard on Sturridge. 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/aU4zdBPoxg
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) September 30, 2018
Daniel Sturridge is not in a place to play the full 90 minutes yet, and if Gareth Southgate thinks ahead and picks a team that will play tournaments, then he going to Sturridge wouldn’t be the right option simply because his body has let him down on numerous occasions. However, If it is next months Nations League games that are on his mind, and he knows that Harry Kane will start both the games against Spain and Croatia, he could use someone who can come late on and bring a spark to the game and nick a goal or two, and there’s no one in England better than Sturridge at his best, in doing that.
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) September 30, 2018
His chances of a 27th England cap have been boosted by Jamie Vardy deciding to retire from international duty, which has left a gap in the squad for a backup striker to Harry Kane. And as things stand, there is no senior player that is capable to come in and fill the void left by him. Sturridge has rekindled his Liverpool career with stellar performances and will be hoping to play a role for the Three Lions as well, as everyone knows the former Manchester City and Chelsea striker has already shown his ability to come late on and influence matches, like that of Euro 2016, where he scored the late winner against Wales.