By FOX SPORTS staff
Anfield has been home to several top English strikers over the years, with the likes of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush proving as prolific for the Three Lions as they were for Liverpool.
Although Sturridge has just six caps and one goal for his country, his Reds conversion rate of 12 goals in 16 Premier League games since his January move to Liverpool has surely caught the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson.
Rodgers told The Guardian that he saw no reason why Sturridge should not be considered to lead the line for the Three Lions, with World Cup 2014 on the agenda.
"It's about consistency, strikers are judged on goals in games and if you judge him on that his record's very good. But it's still very early, he has a lot more to do, but there is no question he's potentially the top English striker. He's got all the tools to be that. He can move, he can sprint, he's a really good footballer as well, he's not just a goalscorer," Rodgers explained.
"If you look at Daniel Sturridge and what he has, as long as he continues and keeps his fitness, he would be a big threat for any team. You'd look at him and people would think he'd maybe be a Brazilian striker with his body physique and his pace and power. England are fortunate to have him because he's a big talent but he knows he needs to be consistent, he needs to get himself the games and the goals. I have got no doubt, though, that he will be a massive asset for England."
With two goals in as many games for Liverpool in the new Premier League campaign, Sturridge is fuelling the club's quest for fourth place, but Rodgers is equally grateful to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
"You always say that a good goalkeeper will save you up to 10 points a season, last week he saved us two points with the penalty and against Villa he's made a terrific save at the end, so if you want to count that as another two, he's up four points already in the first two games," he pointed out.
"I think it's so important you've got a top keeper and we've got one at 25 now who's really hungry and really wants to play and improve."
Liverpool will begin their Capital One Cup campaign on Tuesday against Notts County.