By Will Butcher
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has lauded striker Daniel Sturridge after he reached 100 goals for both club and country.
The 27-year-old striker broke the deadlock for England on Saturday evening in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Malta, with a superbly placed header midway through the first half.
After the Three Lions’ 2-0 win, Henderson congratulated his Liverpool teammate on his personal Instagram account, while also praising Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard after he made his England debut.
Henderson said, “Congratulations @iamdanielsturridge on 100 goals for club and country. Also to @jesselingard for making his debut!”
The first goal scored under interim boss Gareth Southgate was Sturridge’s seventh for England, with his most memorable strike coming against Wales in Euro 2016 with a 91st-minute goal that secured a 2-1 win.
Since his move to Anfield, Sturridge has scored more than one goal every two games; finding the net an impressive 56 times in 99 league and cup encounters.
As well as scoring for Chelsea, Manchester City and during a loan spell with Bolton, Sturridge has reached an impressive landmark with a significant amount of his career still remaining.
However, a lack of first-team football could prevent him from scoring too many more this season, as manager Jurgen Klopp continues to choose Roberto Firmino over the Birmingham-born striker.
In other Liverpool news, the Merseyside giants could be set to go head-to-head with Everton to sign this French star.