Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was full of praise for teammate Raheem Sterling…
Daniel Sturridge has revealed that he thinks of Raheem Sterling as a brother. Both players scored during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over West Ham United on Saturday and the former spoke openly about how the youngster never fails to make him proud.
Sturridge’s comments come after returning from a five month injury lay-off against the Hammers, a game which saw him took just 12 minutes to find the net after replacing Lazar Markovic in the second-half.
Despite his own success, the 25-year-old was quick to praise Sterling, who has done an admirable job for Brendan Rodgers’ side, filling in as a make-shift striker during his own absence.
“Raheem has done extremely well,” said Sturridge, who was quoted by BBC Sport. “He is working hard and I am proud of him as the older brother to see how well he has done.”
Sterling has scored eight goals in 39 games for club and country this season, during a campaign that has seen him become a key player for both the Reds and the Three Lions.
Sturridge added: “I hope he continues working hard and continues playing the way he has. He is improving every single day and he takes it in his stride.
“He doesn’t get too big headed or overly confident and I keep him under my arm when he goes through difficult times. I give him all the credit in the world.”