Liverpool hero Didi Hamann is delighted seeing Danny Sturridge prove himself at Anfield.

As Sturridge left Manchester City for Chelsea, thrived on loan at Bolton and, most recently, became a Liverpool star, Hamann has been following the 24-year-old's progress closely and keenly.

"What I like about Daniel is that he can do everything," he told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

"His all-round game is superb. Pace is one of the major and most noticeable assets. Before he joined in January I felt the team was lacking in that department.

"His speed allows Liverpool to stretch opponents. Defenders don't want him running in behind them so they drop off deep. That creates more room for Sturridge and his teammates.

"Then there is his ability to beat opponents with trickery. Not too many centre-forwards can go past men or evade challenges the way he does. Technically he is very good too."

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