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Daniel Sturridge | Forward | #15

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 168

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With rotation rampant among both sides, it was Liverpool who showed more quality in their depth as a Daniel Sturridge brace saw the Reds knock Tottenham out of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 win.
Liverpool made a full eleven changes from the side that beat West Brom over the weekend and Danny Ings still was unable to crack the XI, being named as a substitute. Sturridge partnered Divock Origi up top and the former got the opener inside of ten minutes. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou was given his first start with Tottenham but he slipped while on the ball allowing the Marko Grujic to get a shot on target and Sturridge poked in the rebound. Sturridge's second came shortly after the hour mark, latching onto a nice through ball from Georginio Wijnaldum and nutmegging Michel Vorm. Spurs pulled one back after Vincent Janssen scored from the spot but Liverpool allowed their two-goal cushion to stand. Oct 26 - 5:36 AM
Source: The Guardian

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed Daniel Sturridge has returned to training and looks set to be available against Hull City this weekend.

The forward has returned to training after missing much of the week, including the club's League Cup win against Derby County in midweek, due to a knock. Sturridge started last week in the absence of Roberto Firmino in the club's win against former club Chelsea, but faces a fight to get back into the starting lineup this week. Said Klopp: "Daniel made something like a final test yesterday, so he had three days without training but should be in training today. It depends on the training [whether he is fit for Hull], so it’s not only [about] being part of the training. I think [he will be available] but we will see."
Sep 23 - 5:23 AM

Daniel Sturridge "should be" in contention against Hull City this weekend but the forward will have to prove his fitness over the next couple of days.

Sturridge had been kept out of training with his teammates as the oft-injured English international has been dealing with a knock since last weekend. This is his second injury already this season, after experiencing a hip problem last month. But, to be fair, neither ailment has seen him miss any significant time. Instead, he is finding himself as the fourth option in an attacking three for Jurgen Klopp and the manager could look to any minor problem with Sturridge as a reason to keep him as only a bench option. Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, provided the trio are fit, do not look to be giving up a starting role any time soon.
Sep 22 - 9:38 AM

Daniel Sturridge missed out on Liverpool's friendlies with Barcelona and Mainz over the weekend as he has popped up with a hip problem and Jurgen Klopp has "no idea" if the striker will be available for Week 1 against Arsenal.

It is deja vu all over again for the injury-prone Sturridge who, to some degree of irony, had been put through a specialized pre-season training regiment that was designed to prevent him from incurring any damage before the season started and here he is with a hip problem, the same issue that he dealt with at the beginning of last season before going on to miss the majority of the campaign with several more setbacks. Klopp does have a fit Danny Ings to call upon but Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli are both very likely to leave before the summer window closes. This could be a season where we see Roberto Firmino starting up top more than was originally anticipated, that would allow an extra spot to go to one of the many quality midfielders at Liverpool's disposal. Still, the severity of Sturridge's hip is yet unknown. He has not been ruled out of Week 1 just yet.
Source: Express
Aug 8 - 5:44 AM

Roy Hodgson confirms Daniel Sturridge is suffering from a "minor [calf] injury" which is not expected to affect his chances of appearing at this summers’ European Championships.

The rumour mill has been on full tilt this week suggesting Sturridge would miss out on a place at Euro 2016. The 26-year-old has failed to train since arriving at camp, but Hodgson remains hopeful he can overcome this latest setback and prove his fitness in training on Monday: "I have no indication the seriousness of the injury is such, (that) it is putting his chances in jeopardy at all." If injury was to rule Sturridge out, then the Three Lions would turn to man-of-the-moment Marcus Rashford whose remarkable rise from anonymity was capped on Friday with a goal on his England senior debut after only three-minutes.
May 28 - 7:11 AM

Reports suggest that Daniel Sturridge has suffered an injury in the build up to Fridays’ friendly international at the Stadium of Light.

Sturridge was a notable absentee from training on Wednesday – along with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill – but confusion lies around the severity of problem with some sections of the media suggesting his calf injury could potentially rule him out of the upcoming European Championships. Meanwhile, Sky Sports report that while the Liverpool striker is being "assessed", he was rested as a "precaution" and is "expected" to be involved in tomorrows’ Euro warm-up game against Australia - although I’d suggest no risks will be taken ahead of the tournament in France. Jamie Vardy won’t be involved following his wedding earlier this week but Marcus Rashford has been passed fit - Harry Kane and captain Wayne Rooney could also be considered in attack.
Source: Daily Mail
May 26 - 4:51 AM

Liverpool took a 1-0 lead into halftime, courtesy of a sublime Daniel Sturridge goal, but Sevilla would turn things around drastically and defeat the Reds, 3-1, in the Europa League final.

It was a tight affair for much of the first half with both sides feeling each other out, but Liverpool found an opener in the 35th minute. Philippe Coutinho's short pass found Sturridge and the England striker curled a beauty into the far corner. The Reds applied more pressure and nearly scored again before the break while Sevilla could have been penalized for handball on at least one occasion but were left off the hook. The second half was a completely different story as Sevilla dominated the entire time. Kevin Gameiro would equalize just 17 seconds after play resumed then Sevilla right back Koke would score twice, having never scored in the competition before. His first was a right footed blast near the top of the box, the second was a gift as an attempted clearance was deflected into his path and he beat the keeper in a 1 v 1. Sevilla win their third consecutive European trophy, the first club to achieve that feat since Bayer Munich in the mid-1970s.
Source: Guardian
May 18 - 4:45 PM

Jurgen Klopp rang in the changes but it was one of Liverpool's stars, Daniel Sturridge, who provided an goal and an assist to guide the Reds to a 1-2 win over AFC Bournemouth.

Roberto Firmino was the only player to start Thursday against Dortmund and again today. Fringe players Danny Ward, Connor Randall, Brad Smith and Kevin Stewart were all handed starts and Lucas played at center back. It worked out in the end as many key players were rested ahead of the Merseyside derby and they grabbed the three points. In the 41st minute, A Jordon Ibe corner was backheeled on target by Sturridge and Firmino scored on the rebound. Ibe then assisted Sturridge directly just before halftime as the former delivered another corner and the latter headed it into the corner of goal. The Cherries pulled one back late but with too little time to change the result.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 17 - 10:36 AM

Jurgen Klopp has indicated in Liverpool's Friday press conference that Daniel Sturridge has trained "completely normally" ahead of Sunday's meeting with Crystal Palace.

Sturridge was suffering from a cramp picked up in last weekend's cup final and was left out of the squad entirely for the Reds convincing midweek win over Manchester City. It would seem certain that Sturridge will make the matchday squad, but his chances of starting are not so clear. It was a very positive win over the Sky Blues and Divock Origi may have earned his chance to keep his place leading the line. Further clouding the issue for Sturridge owners in leagues where lineup changes can be made after the opening kickoff, with the match being on Sunday, it leaves very little in the way of replacement options should Sturridge not make the Starting XI. It might be wise for Sturridge owners in draft leagues to make room for Origi and just go with whoever gets the start in the coming weeks. It appears Christian Benteke is never going to challenge either before season's end.
Mar 4 - 9:51 AM

Daniel Sturridge picked up a cramp over the weekend and is a doubt for Liverpool's Week 28 clash with Manchester City.

Well, Sturridge managed to be fit enough for one league start since his last injury layoff, playing 61 minutes and scoring a goal. He has played a total of 110 minutes since the Reds draw with Everton way back on October 4 of last year. With a blank last gameweek, hopefully you were wise enough not to transfer him into your FPL side as it looks pretty certain with another match this weekend, Jurgen Klopp will likely use Sturridge as a bench option at most. Those waiting patiently for Christian Benteke to get a start may not get their wish. Divock Origi may very well lead the line or Klopp could revert back to a false 9 and have Roberto Firmino playing furthest forward.

Daniel Sturridge returned to the starting XI and scored the opening goal as Liverpool would go on to trounce Aston Villa on their ground, 0-6.

Sturridge grabbed the opener in the 16th minute, heading in a cross from Philippe Coutinho. James Milner would score from a free kick nine minutes later. It stayed that way until the 58th minute, and then the Villa defense went to complete shambles, as the Reds would score four times over the next 13 minutes. Goals came courtesy of Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure. Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino each had and assist while Coutinho collected three. In all, nine of ten outfield players had a part in the six goals, something you don't see every day. No need to rush out and invest in Liverpool however, they have a blank in Week 27.

Liverpool may have lost their FA Cup replay against West Ham yesterday but they did welcome Daniel Sturridge back to the pitch after he came in for Philippe Coutinho in the 59th minute.

Sturridge didn't do a great deal in his return registering three shots but failing to hit the target with any of them. Still, with Roberto Firmino playing out of position as a target forward for much of the past two months, the return of Sturridge could signal a boost to the Liverpool attack that would look much better with a healthy Sturridge supported by Firmino and an also-returning Coutinho. Of course we must take any "Sturridge is back" talk with a massive grain of salt since his recent history tells us that he's more likely to be out again soon with another injury than making a protracted run of starts.
Feb 10 - 10:10 AM

Jurgen Klopp appears to be none the wiser as to when Daniel Sturridge will make his long awaited return to first team action. The German boss today confirmed that the striker will miss out again this weekend.

"He's still working; sometimes it's better and sometimes it's a bit worse because of one or the other issues. He needs consistency in sessions and that's what we try to do," Klopp said. "He cannot play tomorrow and for sure not against Leicester and I don't know what happens after this to be honest." Sturridge has been missing since the defeat at Newcastle in December and despite the initial optimism of an early return, the England international has yet to feature in 2016 following a series of setbacks. Liverpool will play their ninth game of the month on Saturday and with Divock Origi still sidelined and Christian Benteke seemingly out of favour, the Reds certainly need the 26-year-old back amongst their ranks to help bolster the squad with the club still fighting on four fronts.
Jan 29 - 11:47 AM

Daniel Sturridge is on the comeback trail once again but it may be some time before the Liverpool striker is ready for a return to action.

Jürgen Klopp revealed during Tuesdays’ pre-match FA Cup briefing: "(There is) no chance for Daniel. He has had a break in training because of some issues. He’s now back but no team training since Newcastle (early December). I don’t know how long it is. That’s not a situation we can think about him." With Danny Ings (ACL) out for the remainder of the season and Divock Origi set for another month on the sidelines (knee surgery), striking duties have fallen to Christian Benteke who has failed to impress. Indeed, the German manager has opted to start recent games without a recognised forward. Liverpool managed just four shots on target from [19] during Sundays’ defeat to North West rivals Man United who converted their one and only shot at goal.
Jan 19 - 10:40 AM

Daniel Sturridge will not be involved in Tuesday nights’ Capital One cup semi-final against Stoke City after suffering a minor setback in training.

Although Jürgen Klopp has remained tight-lipped regarding a proposed return for Sturridge, it was generally accepted that the England international would be ready early in the New Year. However, during todays’ pre-match briefing Klopp revealed: "Daniel had some problems, not serious, but he couldn’t make the next session. When he’s had a row of sessions, I will pick him. I won’t hold him back. But in this moment, because he hasn’t had one session with the team, he’s not available." With Divock Origi also injured Christian Benteke is expected to lead the Liverpool attack.
Jan 4 - 5:07 PM