By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore believes Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scoring for England will do his “confidence no harm at all”.
Gareth Southgate’s men beat a poor Scotland side 3-0 on Friday night at Wembley in an important World Cup qualifier.
Reds forward Sturridge opened the scoring for the hosts with a glancing header, before his club teammate Adam Lallana netted after half-time. Gary Cahill rounded off a routine victory.
Former Premier League striker Collymore offered his thoughts on the Three Lions performance and what manager Southgate could do for the Spain friendly on Tuesday night.
“England maintained their composure, they kept the ball much better than Gordon Strachan’s side,” Collymore wrote in his Mirror column. “It was great to see striker Daniel Sturridge on the score sheet alongside Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill.
“That will do Sturridge’s confidence no harm at all and, having initially thought that I’d like to see Southgate try a Plan B in this week’s friendly with Spain, I now hope he does not make too many changes.”
Sturridge has played ten Premier League and EFL Cup games this season, scoring four goals, but they have all come in the cup competition.
Despite Liverpool’s blistering start to the season, where they top the Premier League table, Sturridge has found first-team football hard to come by.
Roberto Firmino has been favoured ahead of the England international, and Liverpool are the league’s best attackers, scoring 30 goals in 11 games this term.
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