Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side could be attacking the Barclays Premier League with two world-class strikers in the near future if Daniel Sturridge maintains his progress.
While Luis Suarez's position among the best in the game is not in doubt his partner up front still has some way to go.
Sturridge is two years younger than his Uruguayan team-mate but Rodgers believes he can reach the same levels in a similar timeframe.
"My opinion on Daniel has only been reinforced during the period I have worked with him," said Rodgers of the player he signed for £12million from Chelsea a year ago.
"Overall he has a wonderful opportunity in the next couple of years of being world class.
"He has every tool, every quality to be a world-class striker similar to what Luis Suarez is.
"We just need to get him onto the field on a regular basis and he gets a bit of luck in staying clear of injury and he can be that for sure."
Last weekend Sturridge marked his return to action after a seven-week injury lay-off with a goal in the 5-3 win at Stoke which took his personal tally to 12 for the season.
That is still 10 behind the remarkable Suarez but Rodgers believes the spell the England international had on the sidelines means he can fully attack the second half of the campaign.
"This little period out through injury has refreshed him mentally as well and he comes back for the second half of the season," he added.
"He made an immediate impact when he came on.
"That was something which was very important for us as we had someone of that talent sat on the bench who could come on and change the nature of the game."
Sturridge will be pushing for a start on Saturday at home to Aston Villa, which will be the first game at Anfield for principal owner John W Henry since he appointed Rodgers in the summer of 2012.
After a six-month adjustment period the team has been on the up ever since and Henry will be keen to witness the improvement himself as well as speaking to the manager about future plans.
"We have regular contact any way, this is nothing more than them coming over to look at the developments of the club," said the Reds boss.
"We'll go for a meal, talk about Liverpool and that will cover everything: transfers, where players are at in their development and the overall club.
"They have been brilliant from a personal level and hopefully they get their rewards over the next number of years.
"They took over a club a few years back which was in disarray in terms of ownership and stability and they were one of the main principal reasons I came to the club because of the vision they had.
"When you talk about leadership they define leadership."
Liverpool's finances received a boost after they signed a multi-million pound global partnership deal with American firm Dunkin' Donuts.
"Off the pitch I think we bat right at the top of the league in terms of our commercial activity and our performances," said managing director Ian Ayre.
"In the modern game we talk about financial fair play and the ability to operate in transfer markets and a big part of doing what we want to achieve here is generating revenue which supports what we do on the pitch."
Liverpool - January transfer targets
Liverpool - January transfer targets
1/13 Yevhen Konoplyanka - Ukrainian international winger who impressed against England in recent World Cup qualifiers. Happy playing on either flank.
2/13 Javier Pastore - Very impressive and highly rated as a youngster, the Argentine international's career has stalled slightly since his £40m move to PSG. With the French club pursuing Juan Mata, a move to Liverpool could help Pastore get his career back on track and secure his World Cup place. For Liverpool it looks like they could secure some top quality reinforcement fairly reasonably.
3/13 Will Hughes - Derby's teenage midfielder has been consistently linked with a move to Anfield. However despite Brendan Rodgers' penchant for nurturing young talent, the Liverpool manager has so far denied he will be making a move.
Liverpool are interested in Derby midfielder Will Hughes
4/13 Michu - Last season's sensation has suffered slightly from second season syndrome but nevertheless he remains an excellent player. The Spaniard recently expressed an interest in playing at a higher level, could his signing help Liverpool secure a precious Champions League spot?
5/13 Hakan Calhanoglu - Hamburg's young star has also attracted the attention of Arsenal but with the London side packed with a surfeit of high-profile attacking midfielders, Liverpool might prove an easier place for the Turk to establish himself.
6/13 Danny Ings - With Rodgers looking to reinforce his SAS strike partnership, England U21 international Ings could be in line for a January move. The Burnley hitman has 12 league goals so far this season.
7/13 Jorginho - With Liverpool wanting to ease the strain on ageing skipper Steven Gerrard, Verona's Brazilian Jorginho could be the man to make the move to Anfield with a rumoured £15m transfer.
8/13 Claudio Marchisio - With Juventus' early Champions League exit meaning the midfielder could be on his way out in order to recoup some money, Liverpool could swoop to pick up a classy long term alternative for Gerrard.
9/13 Konstaninos Mitroglou - The Olympiakos striker's exploits this season have alerted not only Arsenal but also Liverpool to a possible January move. Would help take the strain off Suarez.
10/13 Ivan Rakitic - The Sevilla man may have a rather off-putting €40m release clause but that allegedly hasn't put off Liverpool who are still keen on the Croatian.
11/13 Salomon Rondon - Reportedly a Liverpool target when Suarez's exit from the club seemed inevitable, Rondon could be on his way out at Rubin Kazan and Liverpool may well renew their interest in the forward.
12/13 Ola Toivonen - The Swede is available on a free in the summer but Rodgers is said to be hopeful of taking him on loan before then. His versatility could prove handy at Anfield.
13/13 Kevin Volland - Liverpool are said to be one of five Premier League clubs after the young winger whose performances in the Bundesliga have impressed.