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Liverpool captain Gerrard expects Sturridge to be World Cup star

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard believes teammate Danny Sturridge can be a star at this summer's World Cup.

The 24-year-old forward is second only to Reds team-mate Luis Suarez in the race for the Golden Boot, having scored 18 Barclays Premier League goals - including 10 in his last nine appearances.

"Daniel's got the world at his feet and he can be whatever he wants to be if he keeps working hard," Gerrard told thefa.com.

"His form has been scintillating this season and, to see him close up in training, I see what qualities he's got.

"Everyone will be looking for Suarez, (Cristiano) Ronaldo, the usual suspects, to stand up and be the star of the tournament, but Daniel is certainly capable to go and star at this World Cup."

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