Daniel Sturridge paid tribute to the 'remarkable achievement' of Germany striker Miroslav Klose after he became the World Cup's all-time record goalscorer.
The 36-year-old struck his 16th finals goal in Tuesday evening's remarkable 7-1 victory over hosts Brazil in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte.
Afterwards, Sturridge took to his official Twitter account to pay homage to Klose's achievement, despite the fact it meant he overtook one of the Reds forward's boyhood idols, Ronaldo.
Fair play to Klose... Broke my idol Ronaldo's record. Unbelievable achievement!!— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) July 8, 2014