PHOTO: Daniel Sturridge with 'the future of Liverpool FC'

The striker may be injured, but it doesn't stop him spending time with youngsters dreaming of pulling on a Liverpool shirt at the highest level.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge may not be much use to his teammates on the field at the moment, but he has been able to spend time with some of the club's future stars.

The 25-year-old is currently sidelined with a calf injury, following on from a thigh injury he picked on international duty in September which has denied the Reds from seeing their main forward in action for much of the season so far.

With his teammates preparing for their Capital One Cup fourth round clash with Swansea City at Anfield this evening, Sturridge instead spent time with those dubbed the 'future of LFC'.

He said on Instagram: "Sat with hopefully the future of LFC. One of these kids could be a star in the making. Liverpool U7s.. All about enjoyment when your young and it should never change when your grown. Happiness is key!!!"

It was interesting to see Sturridge highlight enjoyment when playing football, because when he has been playing for the Reds it has been evident with his performances, and his goalscoring record to match.

Last year he managed to notch up 24 goals in all competitions, which has contributed to an outstanding record of 37 goals from 52 appearances. 

One wonders if he had any tips to pass on to the youngsters to see if they can live up to such an impressive feat in front of goal?

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