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Daniel Sturridge | Forward

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 168

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Brendan Rodgers has indicated that Daniel Sturridge is still managing his way back to full fitness and will not participate in tomorrow night's Europa tie with Sion.
It looks like Sturridge will be preserved for league games and will sit out any midweek affairs, much to the delight of fantasy managers everywhere. The Reds attack has been less than impressive on the season, but the return of Sturridge has given them a boost and surely Brendan Rodgers needs it as he faces daily scrutiny regarding his future as Liverpool manager. The always heated Merseyside derby will take place this weekend and Rodgers will likely call upon Sturridge as a win against Everton can do wonders for a Pool boss under fire. Sep 30 - 12:43 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Daniel Sturridge was at the double and Brendan Rodgers can breathe a bit easier for now as Liverpool survived a late rally to defeat Aston Villa, 3-2.

Suddenly, without Christian Benteke, the Reds look a bit more competent in attack. They got off to a perfect start, when James Milner connected from 18 yards out inside of two minutes. Sturridge would then score next just before the hour mark, striking a pretty volley that was set up by Milner. Villa would get a goal back but Sturridge struck again a minute later to keep the advantage at two, working a successful 1-2 with Phillipe Coutinho. Villa made it interesting with a second goal but the Reds managed to secure all the points. It wasn't a perfect day in the minds of Reds fans, but perhaps another convincing win next weekend will take some heat off of Rodgers.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 26 - 12:16 PM

The long-awaited return of Daniel Sturrdige received a positive boost with news that the forward in now back in full training but Brendan Rodgers would not give a timetable for his return to competitive action.

Great news for fantasy managers who have been sitting on him in draft leagues for the first month of the season and for Liverpool supporters, but all will need to look toward Week 6 and beyond for any chance of lacing the boots on matchday. Once he is fully fit, he should be in for regular playing time, perhaps lining up wide opposite Roberto Firmino in support of Christian Benteke.
Sep 10 - 11:53 AM

Daniel Sturridge is back in Merseyside to begin training again with Liverpool as he takes the next step in returning from a hip problem, but Brendan Rodgers could offer not timetable yet on the forward's return to competitive action.

The important thing for Sturridge is that there hasn't been any setbacks in his recovery, as he is still on track for a possible return at the end of September. Given his injury record, expect a very careful, gradual introduction back into action. While a fit Sturridge can do wonders for the Reds attacking plans, they are in much better shape without him now that Christian Benteke and Danny Ings are in the mix versus last season, when the secondary options were Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert.
Source: IB Times
Aug 31 - 10:45 AM

The latest timetable for Daniel Sturridge's return has the oft-injured striker back in training by the time the calendar flips to September.

This is slightly ahead of the previous timetable's estimate but with so many setbacks for Sturridge the past couple of seasons, it is difficult to be too optimistic. By signing Benteke and Ings, it is almost as if the Reds are preparing for life without Sturridge, and would take any contribution as a bonus. The fact is though, if Sturridge can get fit and stay that way for a while, he can only help the club climb the table. He has a fantastic goal rate and fits into the Liverpool system nicely, he just needs to stay fit.
Aug 5 - 10:58 AM

Following surgery to Daniel Sturridge's hip, Brendan Rodgers has announced that he hopes to see the striker make a return in September.

An unceremonious ending to what has to be considered a lost season for Sturridge. The post-Suarez era has been difficult for the Reds with Sturridge only able to be healthy enough to notch four league goals, Mario Balotelli a massive disappointment and Ricky Lambert never more than a peripheral figure. Finding someone for the role in the summer should be one of their top priorities.
May 8 - 11:45 AM

Daniel Sturridge will play no further part this season after Liverpool made the decision for the England international to undergo surgery in an attempt to have the striker fully fit for the start of new campaign.

Sturridge has been struggling with ongoing hamstring, thigh and hip problems and was sent to America for a specialist assessment which highlighted an underlying condition thought to be the main cause of his problems. With only 3-games remaining and Champions League qualification unlikely the player opted to go under the knife rather than risk breaking down again at a later stage. In his absence Liverpool have struggled to hit the dizzy heights of last season especially in front of goal as Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have all failed to fill the void managing a meagre 4 league goals between them.
Source: The Guardian
May 6 - 5:22 AM

A hip injury threatens to rule Daniel Sturridge out for the remainder of the season after Brendan Rodgers admitted he was "unsure" when the striker would return.

Sturridge has battled a number of injury related problems throughout this campaign [calf / thigh / hip] restricting the England international to just 7 league starts and his absence has been reflected in his sides indifferent season. Missing a striker to deliver at the "top level every week" Rodgers will need to consider his options if he hopes to challenge for the Premier League title. Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert look surplus to requirements while striking duties have fallen to Raheem Sterling with varying degrees of success. Divock Origi will of course return after his season long loan deal at Lille but the young striker has struggled in Ligue 1 and was recently voted the leagues most overrated player.
Apr 25 - 6:35 AM

When asked about the status of Daniel Sturridge, Brendan Rodgers admitted he was unsure when the striker would be ready, but has ruled him out for Liverpool's trip to The Hawthorns tomorrow.

Sturridge would have been in the majority of fantasy teams this weekend had he been healthy, but despite the Reds' double gameweek, there won't be any recommended plays at the forward position from their club. Those who play in leagues where you already own him, at least there is some hope that he could play a part in midweek when Liverpool face Hull. Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva are unavailable the West Brom match as well.
Apr 24 - 11:46 AM

Daniel Sturridge has not been ruled out of Liverpool's FA Cup semifinal match against Aston Villa this weekend, but signs are not positive as the striker had been absent from training as of yesterday.

After seeming to have gotten over his hip issue in time to face Blackburn Rovers nine days ago, it appears he may have come back too soon. He then missed the league match against Newcastle United entirely and now looks to miss this crucial cup tie. For fantasy managers, it puts a wrench in any plans of investing in him for the upcoming double gameweek, as it seems safe to assume Rodgers will not want to start him in both of those games. Raheem Sterling looks the best bet to play up top against the Villans on Sunday.
Apr 17 - 10:32 AM

Brendan Rodgers provided good news for Liverpool heading into their weekend clash with Arsenal by declaring Daniel Sturridge fit and available for Saturday.

It was only this time last week that initial reports pegged Sturridge to miss upwards of a month but instead, he appears to not be skipping a beat in league play, missing out only on international duty. It is a major boost for the Reds, as the notion of depending upon Mario Balotelli can be squashed. It will be tough going regardless, with a trip to the Emirates against an in-form Arsenal side, but his presence should increase their chances of a positive result.
Apr 2 - 5:02 PM

Scans on Daniel Sturridge's hip did not come back clean and the striker is looking at up to a month on the sideline according to England manager Roy Hodgson.

A slight tear was found in the hip flexor muscle for Sturridge, so it will certainly take to heal. The timetable seems to open the door for an earlier return so with no league matches this weekend, perhaps one can only rule him out for Week 31's match against Arsenal for now. However long it takes, Brendan Rodgers will need to think about whether to start Mario Balotelli up top, who should be starting in this situation considering his wages, or to deploy Raheem Sterling there as he has at times this season. Ricky Lambert seems no more than depth at this point though perhaps he will enter Rodgers' thinking as well. Sterling is a solid investment no matter where he plays on the pitch, but a striker role certainly bumps his value.
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 27 - 6:20 PM

Daniel Sturridge is dealing with a hip injury that as ruled him out of England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.

Earlier in the day, there was still hope that Sturridge would be available in time for Friday's Euro match pending assessment, but now he is ruled out entirely. Now the question rises whether he could miss considerable time. Roy Hodgson should hand the striker role to Harry Kane, who has certainly earned it with his performance. Brendan Rodgers and Reds supporters will just have to cross their fingers that their top striker will be ready for Week 31.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 23 - 3:10 PM

Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Burnley.

Liverpool were clearly the better team today as they enjoyed 63% of possession and dominated Burnley by putting up 20 shots compared to Burnley's 9. Sturridge and Jordan Henderson both scored as the scoreboard agreed with the game story. Sturridge is finally fit enough to play the full 90 minutes and is a must own fantasy player in all draft leagues. He is also a great option in the Yahoo! game due to his relatively low ownership percentage. Use him with confidence going forward.
Mar 4 - 4:57 PM

Brendan Rodgers had some very positive things to say regarding the return of Daniel Sturridge to his XI.

According to the boss, "He has looked outstanding in training. He looks in top class condition." That quote should give fantasy managers reason to watch carefully this weekend to see if the striker can make the bench. If he does, then he looks poised to start Week 24, perfect timing as the Reds travel crosstown to Goodison Park for the reverse fixture of this year's Merseyside derby. With a few days left in the transfer window, perhaps now would be a good time to cut losses on Mario Balotelli.
Jan 29 - 1:17 PM