With Stats That Don't Get Affected By Injury, Daniel Sturridge Explains Why He Does The Post Goal Dance
Undoubtedly, Daniel Sturridge is lethal when it comes to scoring goals as his stats in scoring are just magnificent. His burst of pace and dribbling ability in the field has been factors he has been so successful in a professional career. But his career has been affected by lots of injuries.
Daniel Sturridge is known for his trademark dance celebration. So what does English Striker say about his trademark celebration?
Sturridge: Hero for the lost cause!
Daniel Sturridge has quite not been at his best in 2016/17 season. He has not started most of the games in Liverpool games, and major setbacks have hit his career.
Caption: Carrer injuries of Daniel Sturridge from 2008-2017.
Liverpool is once again sweating on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge after the England striker limped off in the draw with Sunderland on 2nd January 2017. Sturridge was making his first start since October of 2016 at the Stadium of Light and opened the scoring with a goal for Jurgen Klopp's men with an excellent header.
But his afternoon in Stadium of Light ended on a sour note as he was forced off with 10 minutes to go and was substituted by Lucas. The England striker went down limping his right ankle, and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he had taken a knock. It is another blow for injury prone Sturridge, whose Anfield career has been hampered heavily by injuries.
Caption: Career stats of Daniel Sturridge.
It didn’t take much time for Daniel Sturridge to make an impression following a move from Chelsea, as he scored in each of his first three appearances in 2013. The goals from Sturridge just kept coming at a consistent rate, and along with midfield boost of Coutinho, he added a huge role in Reds side that finished 2012/13 season in style, losing just once in their final 12 Premier League games.
Early signs of an extraordinary and lethal partnership with Luis Suarez were also showing, and the following season of 2014/15, both of them came close to inspiring the Reds to the Premier League title. Suarez deservedly gets the main applause for that incredible campaign, but one cannot deny Sturridge’s contribution, which included 24 goals. But injuries woes have an impact on the 27-year-old ever since, but his stats of 59 goals in 112 appearances is indeed a special stats.
In fact, Daniel Sturridge was quicker to 50 goals than legendary strikers such as Suarez, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Ian Rush which itself says about his brilliance even though he doesn’t even take penalties for Reds.
The England international Sturridge has lost his edge because of his injuries, and it is crystal clear to everyone, Sturridge admirer that his style of play doesn’t suit Klopp’s style of play.
It would be a big surprise if he were still at Anfield after the summer transfer window after his rumors of joining Sunderland, but it is important that he is remembered fondly for some fantastic memories.
Caption: Sturridge's new haircut for Merseyside Derby in 2013.
Daniel speaks about his trademark celebration!
Caption: Sturridge's trademark dance celebration.
Daniel Sturridge revealed in 2015 that he does his trademark dance after scoring a goal because his one of best celebration of pulling his shirt over his head would see him booked every time he does it.
The England Striker said in an interview with BBC Match of the Day magazine:
Back in the day, the best celebration was the shirt over the head, but now that's a yellow card – that's how this one started.
Moreover, he added:
It's been a long time and I was just desperate to get back out there and help my team win some games – that's really the most important thing for me."
Caption: Boot of Daniel Sturridge.
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Daniel Sturridge wears boots of Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF soccer cleats. Daniel Sturridge three-year contract with the salary of £120,000 is set to expire in 2019. It will be exciting to see if Daniel renews the contract with Liverpool or makes his moves in the upcoming transfer window.
Caption: Daniel Sturridge's best Liverpool FC goals!