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!”

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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.