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Daniel Sturridge | Forward | #15

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 168

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Daniel Sturridge scored his 100th goal as Liverpool flexed their attacking muscles in the second-half to beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 at Anfield.
Liverpool entered half time goalless after a frustrating 45 minutes, which was capped when Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl denied Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot. However, the hosts were much improved after the break. Sturridge was first to strike in the 50th minute, scoring his 100th goal on his 270 Premier League appearances with a well-taken effort after a mistake by Tommy Smith. Liverpool's attack then kicked into high gear as Roberto Firmino doubled the lead with a header eight minutes later before Georginio Wijnaldum rifled home to seal all three points. The victory means Jurgen Klopp's side jump up to sixth in the table, while his pal David Wagner's Huddersfield remain in 11th on 12 points. Oct 28 - 12:44 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Liverpool put together a show in a 3-0 Audi Cup win against Bayern Munich, but it wasn't all celebratory afterward.

Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to score the third and final goal against Bayern, but left minutes later after pulling up with a thigh injury. However, the injury-plagued forward played down concerns over another debilitating setback ahead of the new season: "I think it's just fatigue to be honest, so I'll be OK. I'm feeling great. I have put in the work, I trained a lot in the summer. I've not missed many sessions here, they have looked after me. We've done triple sessions and I have trained almost every single session. So I'm feeling great, the best I have felt for a while. I am looking forward to the season and hopefully we can have some success."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 2 - 12:10 PM

Jurgen Klopp is backing Daniel Sturridge to hit the ground running in August following an impressive pre-season from the England international.

The Liverpool manager was speaking to reporters in Hong Kong ahead of their game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday: "It’s the best condition he has been in since I have been here," Klopp said. "It has been quite intense what we have done and he has pretty much been part of each session so that is good. He is in good physical shape." Sturridge has struggled for regular game-time in recent years due to a troublesome hip problem, but the 27-year-old now appears to be ready to stake his claim for a place in the starting XI. Klopp also confirmed Sadio Mane is nearing a return to full fitness: "The plan is he will come with us to Germany [next week] and trains completely normally with us when we are back in England."
Source: Daily Mail
Jul 18 - 4:49 PM

Reports on Saturday suggest Daniel Sturridge could miss tomorrows clash at Anfield having sat out of "several" training sessions this week.

The injury-plagued striker has endured another hugely disappointing season, only five Premier League starts [2-goals], and his days at Liverpool look to be numbered following his fourth injury of 2017 [calf / hip / ankle]. But while Sturridge remains a major doubt, Joel Matip and Lucas Leiva look to be winning their race to recover from muscular injuries in time to face Crystal Palace. Ragnar Klavan [knee] is expected to miss out and Jürgen Klopp "may try" Joe Gomez who has impressed for the Under-23s recently. Even though Firmino is training away from the main group, the Brazilian star will be fine as the club carefully manage him between games due to concerns that he is in the "red zone" [increased injury risk].
Apr 22 - 11:43 AM

Daniel Sturridge has returned to training this week after spending a month on the shelf with a hip problem, but his participation in this weekend's Merseyside derby is highly unlikely.

If there is one thing we have learned this season out of Anfield is that Jurgen Klopp appears set to offload Sturridge this summer as the striker's ongoing injury issues has depleted the manager's faith. At this point, Divock Origi has likely passed Sturridge on the depth chart when both are fit, and that is just to play the role as first option off the bench, as Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are the clear starters in the front three. Like Klopp, fantasy managers should have little to no faith in Sturridge at this point, but perhaps the England international can make an impact down the stretch and increase his appeal on the market this summer.
Mar 31 - 12:40 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was coy on the future of forward Daniel Sturridge at the club beyond this season.

Exit rumors have followed Sturridge since last summer with the forward struggling to stay fit and break into Klopp's starting lineup. Sturridge, who missed the weekend due to illness, has only scored two Premier League goals this season in 14 appearances, only five of which came in starts. Said Klopp: "We have to bring him back to the best shape possible and then bring this season to an end as successfully as possible. Then we will make decisions and speak about Daniel and any other players about what will happen at the end of the season. A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time."
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 2 - 3:14 PM

Liverpool allowed two leads to evaporate and could only manage a point against Sunderland as the two sides played to a 2-2 finish at the Stadium of Light.

After perhaps their finest defensive display of the season just two days ago against Manchester City, Liverpool managed to stop Sunderland scoring from open play. Unfortunately, the defense made a couple of mistakes under pressure and allowed two penalties to cancel out the leads of 0-1 and 1-2. The Reds scored first when Daniel Sturridge headed home a wayward shot by Dejan Lovren, the latter credited with a dubious assist. The second goal came from Sadio Mane, who pounced on a loose ball that came about from a corner. Mane now heads to the Africa Cup of Nations as Jurgen Klopp hopes Philippe Coutinho can fill the void when the Reds play their next league match in thirteen days.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 2 - 12:12 PM

Liverpool find itself caught in an all-too-familiar waiting game with Daniel Sturridge sidelined by a calf injury.

The forward has missed the last two Premier League matches due to the calf problem, giving Divock Origi a shot at the starting lineup with Philippe Coutinho also out. However, manager Jurgen Klopp said the only thing he knows about the forward's timetable is that he won't be available for this weekend or the midweek fixture on Tuesday: "[We have] no real idea. Until now he didn’t train on the pitch - maybe today but it wasn’t 100 per cent clear yesterday...He will be back as quickly as possible, but I have no idea at this moment. If he is not training with the team at the moment then we don’t have to think about him for West Ham, or think about him for Middlesbrough."
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 06:32:00 PM

Liverpool will be without Daniel Sturridge for their trip to AFC Bouremouth on Sunday as the forward has yet to recover from a calf injury.

The Sturridge injury saga continues on and this one may be the final straw for Jurgen Klopp, as rumors are floating rampantly of a move for Sturridge in the January transfer window. At first, some begrudged Klopp for not finding space for Sturridge in the early stages of the season, but the England international has not done much in the time he's been given in league play, failing to score a single goal in 380 minutes of pitch time. Now, he will miss his fourth of the past six games, and even when he starts, he rarely plays beyond the hour mark. He is an excellent finisher, no doubt, but he has been fantasy poison for the past two years now.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 06:43:00 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed forward Daniel Sturridge missed the weekend due to a calf injury.

It was the worst timing for Sturridge, who could have filled in for an injured Philippe Coutinho in the first half. Instead, Divock Origi came in and scored the opening goal against Sunderland. Said Klopp: "He had a tight calf. He hasn't trained for two days and I have no idea when he is back. It is not sure that he can train tomorrow, so he was out because of this injury." It remains to be seen whether Sturridge will be available for the week ahead, with Coutinho and Lallana also set to miss out.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 08:16:00 AM

In move which would be the reverse of recent trends, Southampton are hoping to sign a Liverpool player - none other than Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge has been struggling in the Klopp era for game time as his recurring injury issues have blighted his fitness. He hasn't started a league game since mid-September for the Reds and has been a substitute often. The rumours state that the England international could move to the south coast in January on loan with a £25 million deal to go through next summer. It's clear that the Saints are struggling for goals with Charlie Austin being relied on far too heavily.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:06:00 AM

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.
Source: The Guardian
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 05:36:00 AM

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."
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:23:00 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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 09:38:00 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
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 05:44:00 AM