Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has hailed the impact of Daniel Sturridge at Anfield.
The England striker, 23, joined the Reds from Chelsea in a deal worth around £12million in January as Brendan Rodger looked to improve his attacking options.
After five goals in seven games, Sturridge has taken to life on Merseyside like a duck to water, and Fowler, who was a prolific goalscorer during two spells with the club, reckons he complements strike partner Luis Suarez perfectly.
He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “If you think about before Daniel Sturridge came to Liverpool, Suarez, as much as he is a fantastic player and he will score you goals, he’s not really classed as a forward you would want to play at the point of a three up front.
“He likes to drop deep and get involved in the game and really, with the formation that Liverpool want to play it’s not ideal.
“Sturridge has come in and he seems to stay [up top] and Suarez goes around looking for the ball, creating chances and Sturridge is, more often than not, the focal point of Liverpool’s attack.
“When the ball does come into the box, Sturridge is always there and Liverpool look a better team when he’s playing.
“If you look at the games that he’s played in, he’s been fantastic and the best compliment you can pay him is that when Liverpool played West Brom a few weeks ago and Sturridge never played, they missed him. Liverpool looked really bad. They didn’t have anyone to stick the ball into the back of the net.”