Sturridge has been in fine form this season scoring a whopping 21 goals in partnership with Luis Suarez at Anfield, however his injury record has hampered his international career.
The 24 year old has started just four games under Hodgson, but that should become five when England welcome Denmark to Wembley on Wednesday evening.
Hodgson wants Sturridge to continue his progression and hopefully become his number one striker for the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
“Since he went to Liverpool Daniel has done very well. He has been spectacular this year,” Hodgson said.
“Now, it is up to him to make certain he does it in an England shirt.
“There are an awful lot of supporters who will be excited to see him play as well for his country as he is playing for Liverpool.
“He should be looking at getting his 50 caps and when he gets 50, he should be looking for his 100 caps because he has got the talent. No one would deny that talent is there.”
“He had the main striker’s role when we played Germany, so there is no reason to say he’s not a No.1 striker.”