Stuart Pearce has claimed that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is struggling to show his potential at the club largely because he does not feel any love under the current management.
Signed by Brendan Rodgers for only £ 12 million from Chelsea in January 2012, Sturridge quickly became one of the top strikers in English football after scoring a numerous amount of goals. His best ever campaign was in the 2013-14 season when he scored 24 goals in just 33 appearances for the club. Just when it seemed that he would step on and become the next Luis Suarez or Fernando Torres, there has been a monumental dip in his performances.
Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes that the club already possess one of the best forwards in the division – Daniel Sturridge.
Hence, he is lost for words when learning about Liverpool trying to sign a new forward in the summer transfer window. Sturridge is widely expected to leave the club in the summer after falling down the pecking order at Liverpool. He is no longer the first choice at Merseyside. Signed from Chelsea for £ 12 million in January 2013, he quickly became one of the best strikers in the Premier League. However, a spate of injury problems coupled with falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp has seen him relegated to the bench.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas claims that global forward Daniel Sturridge should take an example out of former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s book in order to avoid his career stagnating.
Solskjaer is widely regarded as one of the iconic Manchester United players over the last 20 years. Even though he was not a first-team regular at the club, the Norwegian played an immense role in the successes enjoyed by the club during the select Ferguson era. He never complained about being on the bench and often came on to score as a late substitute.
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson and striker Daniel Sturridge are doubts for the game against Burnley this weekend, according to reports.
The duo missed the last two games and they would likely sit out the crucial game on Super Sunday.
Daniel Sturridge’s future continues to remain under a cloud of doubt after he was forced to leave the warm weather training that the club recently scheduled for the players in Malaga.
After being knocked out of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup, Liverpool do not have anything to play for other than the Premier League in the remainder of the season. They were recently given a two week break as a result of the FA Cup fifth round games conflicting the schedule. Liverpool utilised this break to schedule a warm weather training camp in the south of Spain.
Rio Ferdinand did not like the fact that Daniel Sturridge talked up his overall goal scoring rate for Liverpool in his latest interview and declared himself the no. 1 attacker of the Reds on the basis of that.
As per Ferdinand, how good you are at a given point of time is not determined by what numbers you have got against your name till date. It’s about what your form is at that stage and if Sturridge has to prove that he is indeed the best bet of Jurgen Klopp in the frontline, he can do it only by showing form and not by showing his numbers.
Jordan Henderson is of the opinion that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is extremely frustrated with the lack of first-team action this season.
Due to various injury problems, manager JurgenKlopp has had to look at other options like Roberto Firmino for the role of a striker.
Out-of-favour striker Daniel Sturridge is set to lose his place in the Liverpool set-up as the club wants to reportedly use him as bait to sign two Southampton players in January or at the end of the season.
The Mirror reports that Sturridge could be the bait as the Reds want to lure The Saints to sell defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Sam Mcqueen, who are 25 and 21 years old respectively. Other reports say a swap deal would be likely as Southampton are keen on landing Sturridge.
Jurgen Klopp says that he has been left impressed by the performance of Daniel Sturridge in the recent EFL Cup match for his team.
The Liverpool striker continued his impressive record in the competition after managing two more goals against Tottenham. It helped Liverpool progress into the next round of the competition following a 2-1 win.
The former Borussia Dortmund's coach, Jurgen Klopp insists "all will be good" with Daniel Sturridge notwithstanding the England international's benching in the 1-1 draw at Tottenham in August.
The 27-year old seemed displeased on the bench as he came on in the dying minutes of the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Saturday 27th of August.