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Daniel Sturridge | Forward

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 168

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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

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing up to a further month out after suffering a calf strain.

What a huge blow this is for Liverpool. The team have been struggling without their main striker over the past six weeks and were desperate to have Sturridge back in time for the trip to QPR, but a calf strain picked up in training will now keep the England man out for at least two further weeks. It will be down to Mario Balotelli to lead the line this weekend, with Rickie Lambert set to get some more game-time with Champions League and League Cup matches on the schedule over the next month.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 04:28:00 AM

Daniel Sturridge has amped up his training regiment and has put in a full training session today for Liverpool, a clear sign he should be fit in time for their next league game in Week 8.

Liverpool have picked up just four points out of a possible twelve while Sturridge has been sidelined, and his return is vital to their efforts this season. With a full training session today and over a week to prepare for the next league match, fantasy managers should expect to see the young forward in Brendan Rodgers XI as the Reds travel to Loftus Road. The attempts by Mario Balotelli and Ricky Lambert to fill the void in Sturridge's absence have gone sour to date, so barring a setback in training, Sturridge should be nailed on to start immediately when passed fit.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Brendan Rodgers has refused to rule Daniel Sturridge out of this weekend’s game against West Brom and regardless of whether the England international is involved on Saturday the striker will play no part in the upcoming European qualification games for the Three Lions.

Amid mounting pressure following a series of disappointing performances and results Rodgers is prepared to give Sturridge every opportunity to prove himself after nearly four weeks out with a grade one thigh strain. Mario Balotelli is yet to open his Premier League account with sections of home support becoming restless while the absence of Joe Allen – targeting a return after the international break – has proved to be a big miss in midfield. The Reds have now gone four games without a win - league and cup – and face a confident West Brom side who arrive on the back of an impressive 4-0 victory against Burnley last Sunday.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that his star striker Daniel Sturridge will be sidelined for as much as three weeks after Sturridge injured his thigh while training with the England national team.

Rodgers apparently is upset with the Three Lions handling of Sturridge during the international break, feeling the injury was avoidable. With three weeks being the worst case scenario, there's a chance Sturridge could just miss one league match this weekend and be available for Week 5 against West Ham. This weekend's clash with Aston Villa will put more emphasis on Mario Balotelli and his ability to contribute up top.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England’s Euro 2016 qualifying game in Switzerland after suffering a training ground injury on Friday morning.

The Liverpool striker was said to have felt "a pain and discomfort" in his thigh during the session and was immediately taken for a precautionary scan by a member of the medical team. The full details of the assessment remain unclear although initial reports suggest a grade one tear which would rule the player out for around three weeks. The English Football Association have released a statement confirming Daniel Sturridge had been withdrawn from the squad to face Switzerland while further evaluation and treatment would be carried out by Liverpool. The news will serve as a huge blow for the Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson who is facing mounting pressure following a disappointing World Cup in Brazil.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 06:04:00 PM

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?
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 01:05:00 PM

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
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 02:38:00 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.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 03:27:00 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
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 02:33:00 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
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 10:45:00 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.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:09:00 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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 05:58:00 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.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 10:42:00 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
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 05:02:00 PM