Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to rile some Tottenham Hotspur supporters after he insisted that Daniel Sturridge is the better striker compared to Lilywhites sensation Harry Kane, according to reports from the Telegraph.
Kane has been in magnificent form for Spurs this season, scoring an incredible 22 goals in all competitions with his latest a match-winning brace in the North London Derby against Arsenal the past weekend.
The 21-year-old is therefore being tipped by pundits to be called up to the England national set-up next month, however Rodgers – despite admitting to be a fan of Kane – is adamant that Sturridge is still currently the best Three Lions striker.
“For me there’s not anyone better than Daniel Sturridge,” said Rodgers, who may give Sturridge his first start for five months.
“He’s got everything in his game if he’s playing consistently. His goal-scoring record, his pace, his power, he’s got everything.
“If Harry Kane’s going to be of the level to go on and play for England, which I believe he is, then that helps Daniel and the other Liverpool players who play for England, because it means you get another top-quality striker.”
Sturridge has only recently returned from a long injury layoff, being used as a substitute in the Reds’ last three games.
But the former Chelsea ace didn’t take long to find his feet, scoring against West Ham United after coming on as a substitute on January 31st.
Sturridge and Kane will go head-to-head as Spurs travel to Anfield on Tuesday, with both clubs battling for a place in the top four.