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Georginio Wijnaldum backs Liverpool teammate Daniel Sturridge for England

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Georginio Wijnaldum backs Liverpool teammate Daniel Sturridge for England

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum insists that teammate Daniel Sturridge should be in the England squad.

Sturridge, 29, made his last appearance for the Three Lions back in 2017 and was not involved in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad in the summer.

But the centre-forward is now back in the goals at Anfield and has four in just seven appearances this season, which is even more impressive given he’s started just once.

Wijnaldum claims that the left-footed striker is vital to the Reds squad and tipped him for a national team role.

 

“During the season, he is showing how important he is to us. Not just with his goals but with his defending too, as he showed against PSG (Paris Saint-Germain), rotating with the other guys. He deserves to be in the England squad,” Wijnaldum said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

26th September 2018, Anfield, Liverpool, England; Carabao Cup football, third round, Liverpool versus Chelsea; Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates his goal after 57 minutes (photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Sturridge has managed to turn around his Liverpool career over the summer and is now the second-choice striker behind Robert Firmino.

Southgate names his England squad for upcoming UEFA Nations League ties on Thursday and many feel that in-form Sturridge deserves a recall.

He is a proven attacker in front of goal and could provide some real ammunition behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Whether Sturridge fits the bill for Southgate is one thing, but he’s certainly back in the good books on Merseyside and a great option for Jurgen Klopp to have.

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