Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is backing Liverpool's Danny Sturridge for a big World Cup.

Sturridge is set for his first major tournament with England this summer.

"I think Sturridge can light up the tournament. He's had an unbelievable season. Those Liverpool players, especially Sturridge and Sterling, seem to be playing with so much freedom," said Crouch.

"I do think the lack of experience can help the players. I genuinely do believe that. They do not know what to expect and will go out there and continue what they have been doing this season.

"They won't have respect for people and just go out there and do what they know they can do. It will certainly benefit us."

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