With the 10-game suspension handed down to Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge will be asked to step into some very big shoes. The obvious candidate to take over striking duties, the 23-year-old has the opportunity and the tools to shine on the big stage.
More than likely to play the remainder of the season in his preferred position and with no clear rival for it, the kid from Birmingham has the chance to stamp his mark on the English Premier League.
It is a role that he is no doubt going to relish. More so than he already has.
By scoring in his debut against Manchester United and becoming the first player since Ray Kennedy in the 1974/75 season to score three goals in his first three games as a Liverpool player, he was clearly up to the task from the jump.
Since signing with the Reds, Sturridge has netted six times in 12 games. In all competitions, he has averaged a goal every other game and has been called up to play for England.
Here is a look at five reasons why Daniel Sturridge can finally live up to his expectations and become one of the best strikers in the English Premier League.