Rooney and Sturridge have only had half an hour together, against the Republic of Ireland in May, but their recent form suggests they must be given a chance to dismantle what is expected to be a dogged Montenegro defensive effort.
"Daniel has been in tremendous form for Liverpool this season," said Rooney. "He has scored a lot of goals.
"He has been given a vote of confidence by the manager at Liverpool who has trusted him to play up front.
"He has delivered.
"I am sure if we play together we will try and work together, try and link up and try and score goals between the two of us."
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