Ex-Tottenham ace explains why Kane deserves England call-up over Sturridge

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Former Spurs midfielder Darren Anderton believes that Harry Kane is better than Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge.

There is no doubting that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the hottest property in the Premier League right now.

The 21-year-old took his goal tally in all competitions to 23 this season with another strike against Liverpool on Tuesday night, just days after a brace against North London rivals Arsenal.

Kane is now expected to be called up to the England squad for upcoming games against Lithuania and Italy in March, but that prospect has brought up its own debate.

With other talented strikers such as Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll, Charlie Austin and Danny Ings also bound to be in contention, somebody will have to miss out.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers added his opinion earlier this week ahead of his side's meeting with Kane and Tottenham, suggesting that Reds star Daniel Sturridge is better than the prolific Spurs ace.

Kane scored in the meeting at Anfield, but Sturridge stayed off the scoresheet, and whilst he hit the post, he was replaced by matchwinner Mario Balotelli with 16 minutes to play.

Now ex-Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton, who made 30 appearances for England, has aired his opinion on Sky Sports, suggesting that Kane should be picked for England ahead of Sturridge.

"I think at the moment on current form you would have to go with Kane, who has been outstanding," said Anderton.

"I love Sturridge as a player, but I have been there and know what it is like coming back from an injury, and he will be worried about breaking down at the moment. For me, it has to be Kane," he added.

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