‘Top player’: Daniel Sturridge wowed by 21-year-old forward at the World Cup today, amid links with Liverpool
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‘Top player’: Daniel Sturridge wowed by 21-year-old forward at the World Cup today, amid links with Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has raved about Arsenal winger and reported Reds target Bukayo Saka after England’s World Cup opener today.

Taking to Twitter, the Anfield favourite praised the 21-year-old, who scored twice as the Three Lions dominated Iran with a 6-2 victory.

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“It’s funny when I hear people say show @BukayoSaka87 on his right foot”, Sturridge said.

“It’s easy to say it but stopping a sharp player doing it is another thing.

“When he starts doing the chop onto his right foot more often too and shoots more with it, he’ll score even more.

“Top player.”

According to The Times over the summer, Liverpool were keeping a close eye on Saka’s contract situation with the Gunners, in case he became available. Jurgen Klopp is said to be a very big fan of the youngster.

Sturridge praises Liverpool target Saka

The former Red was full of praise for Saka today, and rightly so.

On the right hand-side of the pitch, the winger was a constant threat for defenders.

His electric pace and keen desire to get the ball in the box was on constant show.

The youngster was not afraid to let it fly in front of goal, illustrated by his two-goal tally and his Player of the Match shouts.

Previously hailed as ‘incredible’ by Merseyside manager Jurgen Klopp, it was no surprise to see Liverpool interested in a swoop for Saka this summer.

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Although he has Mohamed Salah at his disposal, the 21-year-old would give the German another option in attack.

Due to his versatile skillset, he would prove invaluable to the Reds’ squad – even with the ability to fill-in at full-back when needs be.

Whether Liverpool make a move for Saka all depends on the player’s contract situation. If things fail to progress, we could be seeing the forward lining out at Anfield next season – although this remains an unlikely proposition.

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