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9th Oct, 2016 | 4:45pm

Liverpool star thanks teammates after scoring landmark goal

By Will Butcher

Daniel Sturridge has thanked his teammates after scoring his 100th goal for club and country against Malta on Saturday.

The 27-year-old leaped the highest in the Malta penalty area to score an inch-perfect header past goalkeeper Andrew Hogg.

Sturridge, whose goal was the first in England’s 2-0 win, thanked his teammates on his personal Twitter account after scoring the landmark goal.

Tottenham star Dele Alli poked home England’s second before the interval, to maintain the Three Lions 100 per cent start to Group F of 2018 World Cup’s qualifying stage.

Sturridge’s goal was the first under interim boss Gareth Southgate and his sixth for England, with his most memorable strike coming in France this summer at Euro 2016 with an injury-time winner against Wales.

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Since his move to Merseyside, 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.

Premier League trio West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace are all said to be interested in Sturridge, as he becomes reportedly frustrated with his lack of first-team action.

In other Liverpool news, manager Jurgen Klopp is set to rival Merseyside rivals Everton for this £6m-rated Frenchman.