England coach Roy Hodgson says Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge is a big part of the country's future.

Sturridge did not make Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad but has since flourished at Liverpool, scoring 32 goals in 39 games.

The manager said: "When I say I'm hoping he's going to bring his club form to England, it's with a view to the future. He should be looking at 50 caps. And when he has his 50, look at 100, because he's got the talent.

"The way he's been playing is exceptional and it's incumbent upon him that he does that also in an English shirt."

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