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After years of misconceptions about his attitude and ability, Daniel Sturridge has finally proven himself as a crucial player for both club and country.
So Metro were delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with the 24-year-old this week to discuss his stunning form for Liverpool, his hopes with England - plus more.
Sturridge on... his form this season:
'There's been no real secret. I'm just working hard in training and listening lots. To the manager, the coaching and my team-mates. I'm listening and learning all the time.'
Sturridge on... Brendan Rodgers:
'Brendan has given me an opportunity; I've never had that before. People have judged me based on five minutes here or there, but it's different now.
'He's believed in me and I'm working hard to prove him right.'
Sturridge on... Liverpool's title ambitions:
'I don't know about that. We work hard every day in training and try and improve and try and get better. We're all working together and we'll see at the end of the season.'
Sturridge on... The World Cup:
'I'm looking at the friendlies in November and if I perform well then, I'll look at it. I'd be delighted to go, it would be a dream turned into reality.'
Sturridge on... Relaxing away from football:
'I'm always playing computer games. I like to put on my Xbox and chill out - I usually play the other Liverpool boys in groups or online. The banter is usually flying, so it's all good.'
Sturridge on... The best gamer at Liverpool:
'Philippe Coutinho is pretty good, he plays games all the time, especially the shoot-em'-ups. Sebastian Coates is also up there, it's between those two.'
And finally... Sturridge on THAT goal celebration:
'The celebration started out at my apartment with my family and progressed from there. We went on a night out together and did it there too and it's just developed. It's not something I'd say is good, it's just an inside joke really.
'I think I'm a better dancer than the celebration shows, so I'll probably change it soon.'