Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is enjoying himself in Brazil. Over the last few days, he has been posting various messages and pictures on social media, which show just how much he loves the atmosphere in the South American country.
And now the 24-year-old has started tweeting in Portuguese, the local language. On the eve of the opening game of the World Cup, this is what the England international posted on social networking site Twitter.
It is clear from the message that Sturridge is relishing the prospect of playing for England in Brazil. This will be his first World Cup, and he is likely to be Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson main centre-forward and will bear the bulk of the goalscoring burden.
Sturridge was in sensational form for Liverpool in the 2013-14 season and was one of the reasons why the Reds finished second in the Premier League. Under manager Brendan Rodgers, the former Manchester City and Chelsea striker has regained his confidence, and the following table illustrates just how much he has improved since his move to Anfield in January 2013.
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The Liverpool striker had come under some criticisms for his performance against Honduras in a friendly international in Miami last week, as he missed no fewer than three good chances for England. However, Sturridge is arguably the most in-form striker for the 1966 World Cup winners at the moment and will be determined to give his best for the Three Lions in their first game of the World Cup against Italy on June 14.