Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge should have been included in the England squad according to Jonathon Northcroft.Sturridge’s omission from the squad has raised a few eyebrows considering the player’s return to fitness and improved performance this season most recently his stunning equaliser in Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea last weekend.“Daniel Sturridge, in terms of talent, and someone who is in good shape and form – England should be biting the hand off to get Sturridge in there,” Northcroft disclosed to Sky Sports. “I would have him in the team.“I do not understand that one [Sturridge omission], I would actually have him in the team. He is a slightly different player to Harry Kane if you want a No 9 and a No 10. Throwing Raheem Sterling in there, there are some incredible talents.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Considering Daniel Sturridge is in the best moment he has been in for four or five years I think that it is time to get him back in the England squad.“Nathaniel Chalobah is the unusual selection. That is the selection that to me says ‘this is a policy, this is Gareth Southgate’s policy of what have you done for the development sides, if you do well there then you get in the England [senior] squad.“Generally, it has been serving England quite well, but for this one, you also have to reward merit, and it is the Sturridge one that sticks in my throat a bit.”Sturridge would be hoping to impress once again against City today if he’s called upon.