"Daniel gave us a different dimension with real pace, playing on the shoulder, and every time he is on the box you sense he can get a goal," he said in the wake of Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday in which Sturridge opened his Premier League account for the Anfield club.
"Good players enjoy playing with each other and I think everyone recognises that, at 23, he has his best years ahead of him. You see him like he was against United and he is not even fully fit yet.
"He will be a real handful and, going forward he and some of the other players can be the real difference for us.
"It is important you have balance and for me that is the challenge, I want to have good players at the club and we will keep building our squad so we have that.
"But the players we are bringing in are flexible and can play in a couple of positions.
"Fabio can play off the middle and the side, we have seen Suarez playing central all season but for most of his career he's come off the side and the same with Daniel.
"It is about getting good players onto the field who can fit into the structure. We needed goalscorers in the club and with the players we have got we can now do that."