Jamie Redknapp suggests Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is more gifted than Harry Kane

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp has offered his views on Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that Daniel Sturridge is England's most naturally gifted striker, ahead of Tottenham's Harry Kane.

England are preparing for this summer's European Championships in France and take on the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium this evening, just days after a stunning win over Germany.

The Three Lions came from 2-0 down in Berlin to win the game 3-2, as Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier all scored to turn the game on its head and give Roy Hodgson's men a memorable victory, even if it was only a friendly.

Kane's goal and impressive all-round performance have sparked conversations about whether he should start ahead of Wayne Rooney in the England attack - and Jamie Redknapp has had his say.

Redknapp - formerly of Spurs, Liverpool and England - has told the Daily Mail that he thinks, right now, 22-year-old Kane should be the man leading the line for England thanks to his well-rounded game and excellent link-up with midfielder Dele Alli.

However, Redknapp also suggested that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is England's most naturally gifted striker, ahead of his international team-mate Kane, thanks to the fact that he can do 'amazing things' with a football and has great feet.

Redknapp praised 'unique talent' Sturridge - who has hit five goals in 16 games for England - and stated that he must go to the European Championships if he can prove his fitness, having suffered a number of injuries throughout his time at Anfield.

"If you were picking a team today for the opening game of the Euros, then Kane is ahead of Sturridge, no doubt about it," said Redknapp. "In terms of leading the line you can play direct to Kane, play it into feet, and he's very comfortable on the ball. He's also taking advantage of that almost telepathic link he has with his clubmate Dele Alli."

"But of the current group of strikers, Sturridge is probably the most naturally gifted. He is a unique talent. His feet are so fast and he can do amazing things with a football. The trouble is, as we all know, his fitness. If he's fit then there's no question that he has to go to the Euros," he added.

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