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Steven Gerrard will surely manage Liverpool one day, insists Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is convinced outgoing captain Steven Gerrard will one day become manager at the Anfield.

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 Steven Gerrard (centre) celebrates after scoring for Liverpool

London, Jan 30 (IANS) Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is convinced outgoing captain Steven Gerrard will one day become manager at the Anfield.

Sturridge, who looks to make his return from a five-month injury lay-off Saturday, has not played with Gerrard since the revelation that the long-time Liverpool captain will join Los Angeles Galaxy this summer, reports BBC.

He Thursday said the 34-year-old Gerrard has the necessary attributes to manage the club at some point in the coming years.

"It's been a pleasure to play with him. I'm devastated he's leaving. I think he'll be at the club in some capacity very soon and I'm sure he'll manage the club one day," the 25-year-old Sturridge. "Words can't describe what he's done for Liverpool as well as his country."

Gerrard played a big role in helping Sturridge go from under-performing player to deadly English Premier League striker.

"He's still a role model of mine. I look up to him, I think everyone in the squad does. He'll be sorely missed - he's somebody who's given me a lot of experience and helped me to improve as a person and a footballer," the striker said of the talismanic midfielder.

"He's still one of the best players. He'll be hard to replace from a footballing side, let alone in the dressing room."

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