Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has enjoyed a blistering start to the new season, with the England international having netted an eye-catching six goals already in just five appearances for the Reds.
However, just what are the reasons behind his red-hot form in front of goal?
Sturridge, who has four goals to his name from the opening five Premier League matches in this campaign to make him the joint top scorer in the top flight, looks like a front man who believes he can currently score at will, despite his rare blank in Saturday’s surprise 1-0 loss to Southampton at Anfield.
However, this is also a player, do not forget, that came into the new season on the back of a serious ankle injury sustained playing for his country in May, before then picking up a thigh strain just three matches into the campaign.
And so just what are the reasons behind the 24-year-old’s sensational beginning to the new season, a start that has seen Sturridge make Reds history by becoming the first-ever Liverpool player to score in the opening four Premier League games of the campaign?