Daniel Sturridge can’t get a break, well, off the field at least. The West Brom striker was looking to score a goal or two against his former employers Chelsea but had to be substituted after just three minutes and there is no guarantee when he will return.
The Liverpool striker was sent on loan to the Baggies with the hopes of him making a return to his goal scoring ways and somehow make it into the England side for the World Cup. But this was just another day in the life of Sturridge as he picked up another injury, which raises major questions about his ability to play at the highest level and stay fit.
A number of fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Sturridge’s injury.
Sturridge coming on the the pitch v Chelsea… pic.twitter.com/ge71aIIZ7H
— NUFC 360 (@OfficialNUFC360) February 13, 2018
It’s a shame D. Sturridge career as a patient has been interrupted by football so frequently. pic.twitter.com/QnWxBC5e9s
— #BBNaija (@Murphyjesse) February 13, 2018
Loving all these *hilarious* Daniel Sturridge jokes and memes He’s a rich professional footballer, you see, which somehow permits us all to have a proper good giggle at his physical (and no doubt mental) suffering!!!
— Jo Lake (@Joanne_Lake) February 13, 2018
Daniel Sturridge has had 31 injuries since 2013 (102 league games played). That’s as many as Kompany over the same period (95 games). Dembélé has had 39 minor injuries, but still played 150 games.
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) February 13, 2018
Imagine the hours and hours of physio to rehabilitate – it must be so soul destroying to keep getting injured – more so when you know just how good you are – yet some ‘fans’ heckle and laugh. Get a grip please #Sturridge
— Anfield Talk (@Anfield_Talk) February 13, 2018
World Cup dream over?
Daniel Sturridge picked up his 31st injury since 2013 for West Brom last night, coming off in the first 4 mins vs Chelsea
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) February 13, 2018
— SportStats.com (@SportStats_com) February 13, 2018
Honestly feel bad for Danny Sturridge… hate when injuries do that to a player..
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) February 13, 2018
Such a shame about Sturridge, on his day one of the best strikers in the league.
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) February 13, 2018
There was another reaction from Michael Owen, the former Liverpool man who infamously joined Manchester United.
Most of us cannot forgive him for that and he did tweet about the injury but instead of posting ‘pain’ the former England striker said ‘paid’ and all the memories came rushing back for Liverpool fans as they had a right old pop at him.
Not nice seeing @DanielSturridge limp off last night. I’ve felt his exact paid when your body lets you down. Unfortunately it meant a total change of style for the remainder of my career. From playing freely to a confined penalty box predator.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) February 13, 2018
“Paid” sums you both up perfectly
— Neil Sean (@Neil_Beasley) February 13, 2018
“Pain” – predictive text can go to he’ll
— Gareth Bentham (@Gareth4321) February 13, 2018
Even we are feeling the same “ paid “ by your English @themichaelowen
— harsha_cfc (@CfcHarsha) February 13, 2018
How appropriate you used the word paid instead pain as neither of you would play through the pain barrier while earning your monster salary!!
— LovelyLarry (@RealLovelyLarry) February 13, 2018
At least he can now do some terrible radio adverts when he retires now. “Hi, I’m Michael Owen, and I know how it feels to be injured….” You should be embarrassed by that.
— Alan Clarke (@alan_j_clarke) February 13, 2018
“I’ve felt his exact paid when your body lets you down”
Freudian slip there or autocorrect working its magic?#nufc
— peter whitfield (@pjwhitfield) February 13, 2018
“You have to be smart” – Jurgen Klopp highlights tweaks to Liverpool’s style this season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the team have worked on the defensive aspect of their play and are avoiding going all-out when in the lead.
The Reds have not been as free-flowing in their attack when compared to the previous season. However, their defence has been one of the best in the league.
Klopp’s team have conceded just three goals from nine Premier League games. Liverpool, along with Chelsea and Manchester City, have made an exemplary start to the season and have all established their dominion in the English top flight.
Klopp was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:
“It’s a normal period of adaptation.
“You put the focus a bit more on something and immediately you lose a bit of the fluency in something else.”
The German added that we have had good results and wanted the team to get better.
“We have already had good results and scored goals but it’s obvious that we can improve.
“But we need to keep the stability – no doubt about that. What we’ve done defensively so far is credit to the whole team.”
Klopp further claimed that the first part of the season lays the foundations for the rest of the campaign.
“That first part of the season is the basis for the rest of the season so let’s use it. We are growing as a team in a specific way and hopefully we can use that.”
The manager added that the team is sitting back more after taking leads, especially due to the number of games in the league.
“An unleashed beast now” – Some Liverpool supporters love youngster’s performance in 1-0 win over Huddersfield
Liverpool needed a Mohamed Salah goal to get the three points against Huddersfield. The Reds were nowhere close to their fluent best from last season and endured some nervy moments as the home side threatened on numerous occasions.
The Reds were horrible with their passes in the final third and that should be a worry for the rest of the campaign.
However, Joe Gomez was the outstanding player in our defence. The English youngster played a role in our goal and did a great job as the right-back.
Although he wasn’t partnered with Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the defence, the 21-year-old was excellent.
A number of Liverpool fans picked up on this and applauded Gomez’s performance in the game.
Gomez was the pick of our lads today, he’s in superb form, reliable and consistent, not many Defenders around performing better than him in the league IMO #LFC
— Chris Burn (@redbhoyburn) October 20, 2018
I thought joe Gomez was finished after wolves in the fa cup but he’s fucking boss
— Callum (@robo_lfc7) October 20, 2018
Don’t care if Lovren played in a World Cup final, he’s a big step down from Gomez in the central defensive role. #LFC
— Dan Copeland (@ETFootball) October 20, 2018
Joe Gomez reminds me of the fella from AWOL. Its the sideys. 😆 pic.twitter.com/HGoAhT3zFR
— smtm_lfc (@smtm_LFC) October 20, 2018
— Anfield Dugout Tickets (@DugoutTickets) October 20, 2018
Not the best again today but Gomez head and shoulders our best player again. Up the unbeaten reds
— Tom Bedson (@TomBedson_LFC) October 20, 2018
Joe Gomez is an unleashed beast now
— Rollins (@BassamLFC) October 20, 2018
Playing Joe Gomez Right back and Lovern CB makes me nervous. Grinding out results makes champions ❤️ #LFC
— OxDa🐐 (@OxDaGoat) October 20, 2018
Read more: Joe Gomez stars: Liverpool player ratings from 1-0 win over Huddersfield
Joe Gomez stars: Liverpool player ratings from 1-0 win over Huddersfield
Liverpool endured a frustrating night against Huddersfield as their attack failed to click. Mohamed Salah’s first half effort was the only goal of the game, and there wasn’t much goal-mouth action to speak off.
Huddersfield actually had some of the better chances in the second half and even had an effort ruled offside in the first.
Liverpool were wasteful in possession, and their passing in the final third was awful, however, Huddersfield could not take advantage of this.
The Reds kept the pressure on Manchester City as the pair are tied on 23 points, but we are second in the table due to City’s better goal difference.
There weren’t many standout performers for the Reds in this evening’s clash and here are the player ratings from the game.
Alisson – 6.5/10
Had one nervy moment when his clearance was charged down, but he did make one decent save in the game. The Brazilian was beaten by a thunderous drive but that effort came off the post.
Joe Gomez – 7.5/10
Possibly our best player on the night. Gomez helped create the first goal and did a decent job as right-back.
Dejan Lovren – 7/10
The Croatian had one or two iffy moments but this was another quality performance from the former Saint.
Virgil van Dijk – 6.5/10
Van Dijk was quality in the first half but made a couple of mistakes in the second. Thankfully, the home side could not take advantage of the same.
Andy Robertson – 7/10
The Scot was willing to help out in attack, and he did well to track back and defend down the left side.
James Milner – 7/10
Another decent outing by the Englishman, Milner did his regular bit in the middle of the park and kept things going.
Jordan Henderson – 6/10
The captain was taken off during half-time and hopefully, he didn’t pick up a serious injury.
Adam Lallana – 6.5/10
This was Lallana’s first start this season, and he did a decent job with his tricks and flicks. The Englishman had to be replaced with some cramp during the end of the second half.
Xherdan Shaqiri – 7/10
The Swiss was the spark that created our only goal of the game. Shaqiri tried to create chances but something was missing in the final output.
Mohamed Salah – 7/10
Salah might have gotten the goal but he was wasteful in the final third and often made the wrong pass.
Daniel Sturridge – 6.5/10
Another player that seemed to be out of sorts, Sturridge had chances to score but often missed the target. The Englishman was even booked for needlessly blasting the ball over the bar.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 6.5/10
The Dutchman was quality since he came on at half-time.
Fabinho – 5/10
The midfielder did an alright job but needs more time on the pitch.
Roberto Firmino – NA
The Brazilian also was sloppy in attack and made a few mistakes with his passes.
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