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Daniel Sturridge | Forward

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 168

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There appear to be only the details standing between Mario Balotelli and a move to Liverpool.
Reports have the transfer costing Liverpool £16million in addition to £120,000 a week in wages which isn't a huge price if you consider Balotelli a premium forward. The question is whether Balotelli is a premium forward. The physical talent appears to be there but it's hard to see him fitting into a Liverpool attack that is based on rapid-strike counterattacks. "Quick on the counterattack" is not a phrase typically used to describe the mercurial Italian leaving us to wonder how he'll fit in and, if he isn't a regular starter, how that will go down in the locker room. Here's a question for you to ponder...who makes way for Balotelli? Sturridge? Sterling? Coutinho? Henderson? Gerrard? A holding midfielder? Aug 22 - 1:05 PM

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While investors who played Daniel Sturridge in their Week 1 fantasy teams can feel satisfied with his 16 point output, it masked and otherwise lackluster performance from the expensive forward.

12 of the 16 points Sturridge gained came on the slight touch from Raheem Sterling's header that some would argue may have been on its way into goal without the assistance from Sturridge. Otherwise, he displayed little threat throughout the entirety of the match, failing to register any other shots on goal. To be fair, points are points, and Sturridge is sure to poach his share of goals this season, but the lack of Luis Suarez should have managers viewing Sturridge a tier below the elite strikers in the game.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 18 - 2:38 PM

Nik Argiropoulos reckons Daniel Sturridge is almost guaranteed to get on the scoresheet in Week 1.

With Luis Suarez gone the pressure is on Sturridge as Liverpool's lead striker, and he has the talent and self-confidence required to have a really big season. It starts against Southampton and I'd be surprised if he doesn't get himself on the scoresheet.
Aug 15 - 3:27 AM

Daniel Sturridge missed a series of chances as England drew their last World Cup match 0-0.

England played group winners Costa Rica in what was an irrelevant match for both teams. Costa Rica needed a draw to ensure they won the group, but they would most likely have won the group with a loss as well. England had already been eliminated from moving on, so Roy Hodgson decided to go with a young lineup. The inexperienced lineup struggled to play exciting football and bore fans to a 0-0 draw. Outside of Sturridge missing a few chances, England looked fairly average and unexciting. They'll need to improve if they want to qualify for Euro 2016.
Source: FIFA
Jun 24 - 2:33 PM

With Juventis closing in on a move for Alexis Sanchez, Liverpool are rumored to be preparing a £27million bid for the Chile attacker.

Liverpool's previous bid, rumored to be £18million, was the one that Juventis supposedly beat when the transfer gossip bandwagon had them beating Brendan Rodgers to the Chilean's signature. If Liverpool have indeed increased their bid by 50% it might be sufficient to change opinions in Barcelona as to where Sanchez should end up. Adding Sanchez to Suarez, Sturridge, Sterling, Henderson, and Coutinho would be dynamite. It would also prepare the Reds in the event that Real Madrid end up prying Suarez from Anfield after the World Cup.
Source: Metro
Jun 16 - 10:45 AM

England were able to quickly respond to an opening goal from Italy but the Italians scored early in the 2nd half and were able to see the game out as the Three Lions fall 1-2.

The sides looked evenly matched in the opening half and the fact that England countered Italy's opening goal with one of their own was a reflection of that. On the counter-attack Raheem Sterling fed Wayne Rooney who charged down the left flank and sent a well placed cross to Daniel Sturridge who knocked it in. The 2nd half was a different story as England appeared to tire and it showed with a plethora of mishits. After Costa Rica's upset of Uruguay, England have an uphill battle and must get a result against Suarez and Co.
Jun 14 - 8:09 PM

Liverpool continue their title run chase, defeating Sunderland 2-1, to move to within a point of the top of the table.

It wasn't for a lack of effort but Liverpool weren't their usual sharp selves this evening and it turned out they didn't need to be. The Reds broke through when Luis Suarez was fouled at the top of the box, and Steven Gerrard converted the set piece for his 11th league goal. Shortly after the start of the second half, Phillippe Coutinho would lay a pass off to Daniel Sturridge, who would tee up a left footed curler that proved to be the game winning goal, his 20th in the league this season. Pool coasted somewhat from there and it nearly cost them, as they would concede and fight for the remainder of the match to secure their seventh straight win. The defense was a bit of a let down over the two games of Liverpool's double, but the attack was plentiful as expected.
Mar 26 - 5:58 PM

Liverpool could only muster a draw against West Bromwich Albion, but their only goal was a result of yet another successful exchange between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

By the 24th minute, Liverpool looked to be taking over the Baggies and they broke through when Suarez displayed his customarily mesmerizing footwork in the box, lifting the ball through traffic to the opposite post where Sturridge was waiting after instincts gave him the jump on his marker, collecting his 14th league goal of the season. There isn't a more lethal partnership this season, so owning both in fantasy is not only a decent option, it is becoming downright essential.
Feb 2 - 10:42 AM

Daniel Sturridge scored two goals, the second of which was sensational lob over Tim Howard, as Liverpool crushed Everton 4-0. However, Sturridge failed to score his hat-trick when given a chance from the penalty spot. He skied the kick over Howard's goal, and later tried to shoot when a pass to Suarez was a better option. Much to the Uruguayan's dismay.

Steven Gerrard (his third in three) and Luis Suarez (of course) rounded out the scorers as Liverpool's counter attack demolished their local rivals.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 28 - 5:02 PM

Daniel Sturridge made his first start since returning from a lengthy ankle injury and scored a vital goal in Liverpool's comeback as they drew at home with Aston Villa 2-2.

Sturridge made his first appearance last week as a substitute but is now firmly back in the XI. With a goal and assist in his sub appearance, it wasn't surprising to see him pick up where he left off. After falling behind 0-2, Sturridge scored in the final moments of the first half to get Pool back in the game, and it felt then like Villa would eventually lose all three points, which they did. Fed by a clever back heel flick by Jordan Henderson, Sturridge was given plenty of space to find an opening. Later, Luis Suarez made one of his trademark dribbles into the area and was tripped for a penalty which Steven Gerrard converted to level the match. It my be difficult to recommend both Suarez and Sturridge for the tricky Merseyside Derby next, but Sturridge is firmly back into the weekly competition for a forward spot in fantasy.
Jan 18 - 2:41 PM

Daniel Sturridge could return to full training today, and be available against Stoke this weekend.

Sturridge came through a private training session and barring any setbacks, could be in the squad to face the Potters this weekend.
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 7 - 11:11 AM

Daniel Sturridge will miss six to eight weeks with the ankle injury he picked up during training this past week.

Liverpool played Luis Suarez as a lone striker and supported him with Victor Moses and Raheem Sterling. The surprise was that Phillippe Coutinho was left on the bench and I can see that changing in the future as Liverpool looked more dangerous once he came on to the pitch. Suarez will be relied upon for goals in the meantime.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Liverpool fear Daniel Sturridge is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the striker suffered suspected ankle ligament damage in training.

This is really bad news for Liverpool. The striker left the training ground on crutches and was immediately taken for a scan on his left ankle. Though the full extent of damage may become clear only over the weekend, the club are braced for bad news and he will definitely miss the game at Hull today.
Source: The Guardian
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 02:41:00 AM

In a match that saw three lead changes and several goals from set pieces, it was Daniel Sturridge's flicked on header in the 89th minute that provided the final score, as Everton and Liverpool finish in a 3-3 draw.

Sturridge had shown a recent dip in form and his lack of inclusion in the starting XI may have been a result of that. If Brendan Rodgers wanted to provide motivation, his tactic worked splendidly, as Sturridge was the in the right spot to handle Steven Gerrard's free kick and head past Tim Howard. Sturridge will likely return to the starting XI again, sooner rather than later, but his exclusion today will draw valid concern from potential investors for next week.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:05:00 AM

via @FA: "#England Team: 1 Hart 2 Walker 3 Cole 4 Gerrard (c) 5 Smalling 6 Jagielka 7 Lallana 8 Cleverley 9 Sturridge 10 Rooney 11 Townsend #EngvGer"

Contrary to reports, Daniel Sturridge is indeed fit to start in an expected England line-up.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:05:00 PM