Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool move led to World Cup chance

With the World Cup finals still seven months away, it already seems certain that, barring injury, Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney will provide the focus of England's attack in Brazil next year.

updated: November 18, 2013 10:26 IST
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Watford: Daniel Sturridge insists he never doubted his ability to make his mark at international level and highlights his January move to Liverpool as the catalyst for his emergence as England's in-form goalscorer.

Sturridge -- in line to return to Roy Hodgson's England side against Germany at Wembley on Tuesday after missing last week's 2-0 friendly defeat by Chile with a thigh injury -- joined Liverpool in a £12 million ($20 million) move from Chelsea 11 months ago after failing to progress from the fringes of the Stamford Bridge first team.

Long tipped as an England star in the making, the 24-year-old has since blossomed on Merseyside after being handed a regular starting spot and a return of 23 goals in 33 appearances for club and country during 2013 tells its own story.

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