Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard says Daniel Sturridge can succeed at Anfield
Steven Gerrard believes the ‘stage is set’ for Daniel Sturridge to be a success at Anfield.
The 23-year-old forward signed for Liverpool from Chelsea on Wednesday and Gerrard has urged his new team-mate to make the most of the opportunity.
Gerrard said of Sturridge: "He has said he wants to play football for a big club, the stage is set for him.
"There will be no excuses. He will be playing with good players at a great club. It's all there for him. He just has to go and grasp it with both hands.”
Sturridge scored 24 goals during his time at Stamford Bridge and he will be hoping to take some of the burden off Luis Suarez, who has scored 15 Premier League goals for the Reds already this season.
And Gerrard knows what his fellow England international is capable of.
He continued: "Daniel has the quality. I know he's got it - I've seen it.
"He's suffered a bit at Manchester City and moved on to Chelsea where he hasn't played as much as he wanted but has shown flashes of brilliance.
"I think he's at the age now when he needs to settle down, get a settled club and show consistently what qualities he's got.
"If he can start producing that for us on a weekly basis he can help this club move forward to where we want to be.
"[His] arrival will help the club. He's got power, pace, strength - he has got huge potential.”