Liverpool striker Sturridge: Maradona inspired England performance

Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge admits he's inspired by Diego Maradona. Sturridge headed the winner for England in midweek against Denmark.

Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge admits he's inspired by Diego Maradona.

Sturridge headed the winner for England in midweek against Denmark.

He revealed: "During the afternoon before the Denmark game I was watching Maradona's clips to take pointers from the skills he was doing.

"There are a lot of inspirations for me. I have watched clips of so many players. I'll be watching players like Michael Owen, Paul Gascoigne, Pele, Ronaldo - all these older players who have done it before me.

"There are no guarantees I will be on the plane [to Brazil] but I am working as hard as I possibly can to make sure I will be there.

"It is important that I keep improving. For me, I can never stop improving no matter what age I am at and what club I am at. I have to push myself as hard I possibly can to get as good as I possibly can.

 
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