Injury-plagued striker Daniel Sturridge insists he is back to peak condition ahead of England’s forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

“It’s the nature of football – sometimes you feel great, sometimes you don’t feel great,” Sturridge, who has earned a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their upcoming Group F fixtures against Malta and Slovakia, told Premier League Productions.

“You put your body on the line every time you go on the football pitch and you push yourself to your limit. You don’t want to hold back, you want to push yourself to your limit.

“I feel as sharp as ever, I’m ready to go. I had a great pre-season, felt really good and I’m looking forward to the future, to be honest with you. I feel great, it’s the best I’ve felt for a long time, and I’m looking forward to this season.”