Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists that he is not feeling under pressure ahead of England’s World Cup campaign.

The 24-year-old was recently named in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man quad on the back of an impressive Premier League campaign with the Reds in which he finished as the second highest goalscorer with a tally of 21.

Sturridge is relatively new to the international scene with just 10 caps to his name, but is widely expected to lead the line for the Three Lions in Brazil on the back of his impressive displays over the course of the past 18 months.

Although this will be his first World Cup experience, the clinical forward says that he is not nervous about being the focal point of England’s attack:

“I don’t feel any pressure in terms of the task ahead because I feel that we have prepared for this,” he told talkSPORT.

“I am excited by it all. When you are young you always want these moments. This is my first World Cup. It’s just embracing it all, not about feeling any pressure to do something amazing.

“I just have to play my normal game.”

Sturridge’s three England goals have come against Montenegro, San Marino and Denmark.

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