Brendan Rodgers has been delighted with the form shown by Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson this season, and insists both players are only going to get better once they hit their peaks.
Sturridge is only 24, and Henderson 23 – but their ages haven’t prevented them being crucial players for Rodgers this season, helping the Reds climb to second place in the Premier League.
Both also started for England during last weeks friendly against Denmark, and are expected to be on the plane to Brazil.
On Sturridge, Rodgers enthused to talkSPORT: “Daniel is potentially world-class. He has got everything to be a world-class striker.
“He’s been given an opportunity here at a huge club and a lot of people are helping him to implement his talent. He’s a good boy.
“He’s a boy at 24 years of age who has all the tools – the speed, the power, two great feet and he’s getting better in the air.
“He still has a lot of improvements to make but the combination between him and Luis [Suarez] gives us a real threat.”
Rodgers also had words of praise for Henderson – who has started every one of the Reds 28 league games this season – insisting he deserves a place in England’s World Cup squad.
He added: “As for Jordan, I don’t think there’s any doubt he deserves to be on that plane.
“He has made huge strides after coming into here as a young player with a big price tag. In the last 12 months he has really pushed on, both technically and tactically.
“He’s a great learner. He pushes himself every day in training. He looks after his body and on top of that he’s a real good young man. I know his family are very proud of him.
“I can see him being an important player for Liverpool for many years. At 23, he’s only going to get better.”