Selling Daniel Sturridge was a mistake, says Chelsea legend Lampard

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.

Lampard believes it a huge judgmental error from Chelsea, with whom he recently ended a thirteen year long association, and believes this error of judgment is sure to benefit England at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Lampard stated that he feels pleased for Daniel Sturridge because he knows he grew frustrated at the lack of playing time given to him at the club when he believed he deserved some more time.

The England veteran added that the youngster felt that he was not being played in a position where he could contribute from and it turned out to be a good move for him when he went to Liverpool. Lampard went on to add that as an individual as well as for Liverpool, it was a great move as the player has gone from strength to strength as time has passed.

Daniel Sturridge is expected to lead the line for Roy Hodgson and England at the World Cup as he looks to freshen things up and give him an option apart from the on and off Wayne Rooney and with the kind of form that he is in, Sturridge could hold the key for England as they bid to progress from a difficult group.