England striker Daniel Sturridge scores Liverpool's winner for second week in a row
England forward Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool won at Aston Villa.
Sturridge was the match-winner for a second straight week with a 21st minute goal to make it eight goals in seven league games.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said: “Daniel is a top top player and never had the chance in his career so far to show it.
"The finish today was exceptional and he is a wonderful talent. He just needed an opportunity and now he is taking it.”
Elsewhere, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said England should have no injury worries over Jack Wilshere after the midfielder started their weekend win at Fulham as a substitute.
Wilshere came on to play a role in Arsenal’s 3-1 win at Craven Cottage and Wenger was also full of praise for his English players including full-backs Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson.
Wenger confirmed afterwards he had rested Wilshere before going on to discuss the core of his British talent in his squad.
He said: “People concentrate too much on players who they think might be coming in and say the English players don’t get a chance to play in the Premier League, but we had Jenkinson, Theo Walcott, Gibbs and Wilshere and Chamberlain [would have played had he been fit.
"People forget how good our players are.”
West Bromwich Albion’s England goalkeeper Ben Foster put in a man of the match performance in the goalless draw at Everton before going off through injury.
Foster made good saves from five different Everton players before going off.
England manager Roy Hodgson was in the crowd at Goodison Park to witness the match and Clarke said: “It's obviously serious as he had to come off during the game and Ben is not the type of person to come off unless he has to.
"He said he felt something pop in his foot and said he was in a lot of pain. Until the medics look at it, it's only conjecture as to what the problem is."
Foster has six England caps and was on the bench for the recent friendly against Scotland.