Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge has said he is more worried about playing for his club than he is for his country, stating his priority lies with getting Liverpool trophies.
The in-form striker was forced to miss England’s two matches against Moldova and Ukraine over the international break as he recovers from a thigh injury.
"I'm more worried about Liverpool and more worried about putting in good performances for us, us winning games and challenging for trophies,” said Sturridge.
"That's my main ambition - it's not about playing for England.
"That comes with doing the things you do for your club and if I don't play well here, I won't get the opportunity to do it there [World Cup finals]."
Brendan Rodgers recently praised the 24-year-old, believing he could become one of the best players in the Premier League whilst at Anfield.
Sturridge currently sits alongside Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud as Premier League top goalscorer with three goals in three games.
The English international has in fact scored all of Liverpool’s Premier League goals, as well as two of four in their Capital One Cup win over Notts County.
He insisted he would be working hard to improve despite his spectacular start.
"It was good to hear. It's always good to hear positive things from your manager, especially,” he added.
"I'm working as hard as I possibly can and I want to improve as much as possible.
"I'm not resting on my laurels or thinking I'm complete because I know I'm not."