Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge made his comeback from a long-term injury on Saturday in style.
The England international came on as a substitute in the 68th minute against West Ham United at Anfield and scored the Reds’ second goal on 80 minutes.
The Merseyside outfit won the Premier League clash 2-0 and maintained their chances of a top-four finish this season.
Sturridge looked lively and energetic after coming on, and took his goal as well - a clear sign that he will be massive for Liverpool for the rest of the season.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City star is one of his best strikers in the Premier League, and his heroics on Saturday left two youngsters very impressed.
Newcastle United’s 19-year-old winger Rolando Aarons hailed Sturridge as his “inspiration”, taking to social networking site Twitter to praise his English compatriot.
Back to winning ways! Can't wait to return 3-0— Rolando Aarons (@R_Aarons16) January 31, 2015
Sturridge is actually just that guy , up there with the best strikers in the world !— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) January 31, 2015
Both Aarons and Grealish are young footballers with loads of talent, and it seems that that they have chosen a good role model in Sturridge.
The Liverpool striker struggled to make an impact at Chelsea and City, but at Anfield he has established himself as one of the best in the Premier League.
Last season Sturridge scored 21 goals and created 29 chances in 29 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 49%.