Gary Neville believes Chelsea should regret selling Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool.

The former Manchester United defender was analysing the striker's early-season form alongside Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show.

The pair had just watched Chelsea and United draw 0-0.

Neville said: "He just needed to play football.

"Chelsea have gone out there tonight with I don't know how many millions of pounds' worth of strikers, and they let that kid go - and he's better than anything they've got.

"If he was leading the line against Manchester United, Manchester United are in a whole different ball game.

"If you look at his stats - 12 [league] goals in 16 games. That's when people start to take you seriously.

"Through playing and someone having confidence in him, he looks like the real thing."

Carragher, meanwhile, believes Sturridge is now England's best striker.

He said: "For me, he's England's best striker. If I was picking the England team, I'd have him in it.

"When he signed for Liverpool there were questions asked about his attitude; there was always that talk about 'Is he the right character?'

"He came into Liverpool in January and was a breath of fresh air for us, exactly what we needed.

"Liverpool are unbeaten in maybe 10 games and it's down to him getting the goals.

"He is showing everyone now. He just needed a chance."

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