Liverpool struggled without Daniel Sturridge more than they were hampered after the loss of Luis Suarez according to former goalkeeper David James.
The club once again finished outside the top four places – after a season in which they had secured runners-up spot – and much of it was down to the lack of goals. After having come close to breaking the Premier League scoring record in a campaign, Liverpool managed just over the goal per game last season. Summer signing Mario Balotelli returned just one league goal from his exploits throughout the campaign.
Striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a fresh blow in his attempts to recover from a hip injury that he suffered a few weeks ago. He was forced to miss the England Euro 2016 qualifying matches due to this injury.
It was back during the season of 2004-05 when Liverpool managed to win their last Champions League title as the Premier League club overcame Ac.Milan in a dramatic match and penalty session. It’s been over 9 years since Liverpool has managed to lift the European trophy and it doesn’t seem like it will be happening anytime soon as Liverpool could not even manage to progress past the group stages of this season.
This season has been a disastrous one for Liverpool and especially Brendan Rodgers as the coach from Northern Ireland just keeps on getting negative news concerning his players and the results continue disappointing.
Liverpool was able to finish their previous season of the Premier League on a high note as they claimed the 2nd spot and were only 3 points away from winning the English title but things have been the total opposite in this new season as things began to collapse after Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona.
Liverpool have been given a major blow with the news that Daniel Sturridge will miss another six weeks of action due to yet another injury.
The forward has not played for the club since suffering a thigh injury while on international duty with England back in September. He has represented Liverpool in only three league matches this campaign. His absence is seen as one of the main reasons for the club struggling to score goals. The Reds have slipped to 11th position in the table after the latest defeat against Chelsea just before the international break.
As we enter into the international break, many Premier League footballers will be using the time off to take a well-deserved rest. This is a feeling that's been echoed across teams, but none more so than at Liverpool, whose Daniel Sturridge is currently out of action with an injury.
Manchester City recently played against As.Roma in their Champions League group stages match that ended in a 1-1 draw as Sergio Aguero opened up the scoreboard at the 4th minute of the game but a few moments later a superb finish from Francesco Totti equalized the score.
Both sides collected 1 point from the game but Manuel Pellegrini did not hesitate in letting the world know that he was disappointed in the performance from his players as the Chilean manager believes that they could have played much better and even claimed the victory against the Italian club.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has expressed his confidence that the club will be able to start challenging for titles in the coming seasons after finishing second in the Premier League last season. The second place finish was a major boost to Liverpool, who have been finishing lower than sixth in the last few seasons. Signings like Sturridge and Coutinho have been a major influence on the Liverpool team during the last two years. A few doubts have been raised about Sturridge’s ability to replace Luis Suarez as the key striker.
With Luis Suarez on the verge of being signed by Barcelona, Daniel Sturridge is all set to become Liverpool’s key player this summer.
If the reports are to be believed, the Reds would be announcing the departure of Suarez pretty soon. It means that during the next season Brendan Rodgers’ attacking line would consist of only the English players with Sturridge being the most dynamic of them. So, it’s quite obvious that he would be used in the role of the central striker.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes the club might as well be ruing a moment of madness when they sold Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool.
The striker moved to the Premier League rivals in the January transfer window in 2013 for a fee reported to be around £ 12 million after becoming disillusioned at the lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge as well as being played out of position when given a chance.
But the 24 year old has been a revelation at Anfield since then, scoring 31 goals in just 43 matches for the Reds in one and half seasons.