STURRIDGE IN SENSATIONAL FORM
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been in sensational form for both club and country this year. He has formed a remarkable partnership with Luis Suarez, which is on the verge of getting the club to its first league title since 1990.
This would be a great achievement by Liverpool considering that they have been second best to top clubs in England for these two decades. A big part of the revival has been down to the form of Sturridge, who joined Liverpool in a £ 12 million deal from Chelsea. This was after he failed to establish a first-team spot at both his previous clubs – Chelsea and Manchester City.
After having joined the Reds, he has been quite impressive and has been scoring almost a goal per game. He is one of the top scorers in the league right now with 19 goals. After his sensational performance against Norwich city during the weekend, Sturridge said that the move to Liverpool was a key factor in helping him rediscover himself as a player. He has also praised the confidence shown by manager Brendan Rodgers. During this three and a half years at Chelsea, he managed just 31 league starts. However, he is about to match the tally after just one year with Liverpool.
"At Chelsea when Andre Villas-Boas was there and I played more - on the right wing mainly - and I was enjoying it. It wasn't about the position, it was about playing. But then AVB got fired, Di Matteo got the job and I was out of the team again. I felt I couldn't sit on the bench any longer as I had got used to playing. I was enjoying the feeling of putting my kit on and being on the pitch. I lost my love for the game at that point because I was back at square one," said Sturridge.