This week the news emerged that Daniel Sturridge has again become injured after just 2 weeks back from an injury he picked up previously which had him sidelined for almost a year. Most recently, the Liverpool striker picked up a hamstring strain shortly after coming on as a substitute against Newcastle at St James Park.
Sturridge has only made six appearances for the reds so far this season and has scored four goals, which clearly shows that when fit from injury, the 26 year old knows how to find the back of the net. The question is, is Daniel Sturridge just a drain on the Liverpool payroll? His list of injuries include thigh, calf, hip and hamstring all varying in lengeth and an apparent foot injury which he picked up in training and forced him to miss the Reds’ Europa League win over Bordeaux on 26 November. I mean the guy is surely due some luck sometime soon – maybe he should play bingo for example over the festive period.
Jurgen Klopp himself has shown such frustration over the ‘fragile’ Sturridge stating in a recent press release that Daniel Sturridge needs to learn ‘what is serious pain and what is only pain.’ Reading between the lines it appears that Jurgen Klopp is calling DS somewhat of a hyperchondriac.
His value is seen however scoring twice in the 6-1 League Cup quarter-final win at Southampton last Wednesday but was hurt at Newcastle after coming on in the 62nd minute. Maybe if Liverpool chose to cash in on Sturridge in January, they would get a decent price for him as he has undoubtable talent, but if they don’t he is likely to be sat in the stand taking a massive chunk out of the player payroll week in week out. This is something that the FSG will not like.
Liverpool, currently sit eighth in the Premier League, a target of top 4 is their aim – How much will this latest injury blow ruin their chances of achieving this?