Why it’s so obvious that Sturridge has no place at Liverpool

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There’s a heated debate raging throughout Liverpool fandom at the moment. Now that Jurgen Klopp is here, you could easily make the mistake of thinking that we had put our differences behind us. Don’t be silly! There’s always something bubbling under the surface. That’s part of the beauty of being a football fan. Where a ball is kicked (and even when it’s not) there are inevitably discussions, arguments, controversies or as it’s more commonly disguised as; banter. The current “banter” is about a particular player, if at all you can call him that. After all, the most important criteria for a player is to play? You know, put on his kit, lace up his odd, fluorescent football boots and run about on the pitch doing beautiful things with a football. The brilliant amongst you have probably worked out (from the title!) that we are, in fact, talking about the perennially injured Daniel Sturridge. His recent footballing story has been more frustrating than watching Liverpool last season. For him more than us; especially given the undeniable talent many say he possesses. In the 2013/14 season he amassed twenty-four goals resulting in people heralding him as the next big thing in the Premier League. Fast forward a year and he has played only a handful of games with recurring setbacks ruining any potential comebacks. So, despite his quite obvious talent, the question arises: should Liverpool Football Club sell Daniel Sturridge? After all, he’s often nothing more than a spectator.

Obvious Sturridge no place Liverpool


First and foremost it is vital for a striker that he score goals. I’m stating the obvious, I know, but that is only to emphasise my next point. Sturridge hasn’t managed to score a single goal in all of the games that he has missed. That is a colossal thirty-four matches (last season and this season) with nothing to his name. The only mark he has left have been those of his butt cheeks etched on a chair in the stands. How can one expect a club of Liverpool’s stature to put up with such shockingly poor performances? Regardless of what he has achieved in the past, this kind of utter rubbish simply cannot be tolerated anymore.

Shots On Goal

Wait, I hear you all chorus. He may not have scored but he must have had plenty of shots on goal, right? Wrong. He registered not one shot on target either. The goal isn’t even that small that he should miss in all the times he hasn’t played. Really, how hard is it to take a shot from the stands in your trendy SnapBack and designer jeans? For £140,000 a week, I tell you, it’s child’s play. Just another reason in a long list of them why the England international needs to be disposed of as quickly as possible, without a second thought.

Chances Created / Key Passes

So, no goals or shots on goal, but his statistics on chances created have got to be better. The only way from zero is up, isn’t it? How else must he be stealing his living in between instagramming photos of himself in dodgy attire? However, whilst extensively researching Sturridge and the reasons for his horrific slump in form, I was stunned to learn that when Liverpool scored the majority of their goals, the striker was not involved in any kind of build up play. Not one through ball, flick on, penalty won, cheeky back heel or cross into the box. Not even telepathically from the physios table. These damning figures are proving grizzly evidence in the argument to give up on Daniel Sturridge.

Mentality / Attitude

We all know that injuries are a part of any footballers life but what is a club to do when, as well as physically, a player is mentally unfit? Refusal to play football when not 100% fit? What is this? Luis Suarez can do it when he’s 74.35% fit, so why can’t Daniel? Surely, all players are physically and emotionally built the same way? To even contemplate treating players according to their individual needs is as absurd as it gets. For an injury-prone player such as Sturridge, it’s best to just get him back on the pitch without a second thought because, as we all know, sport is purely physical with the mental aspect having no bearing on a player. Daniel, man up and get playing because there’s no room at LFC for weaklings who decide for themselves whether they want to play or not. Put the psychological crutches away and get on with it.


Where to begin on Daniel’s Instagram account? His 1.8 million followers must be pouring bleach in their eyes every time he posts a photo of himself. Not playing. Not scoring. Not even training. Just congratulating his teammates on things that he should be doing; like playing a game of football every now and then. His most recent post shows him sitting in the floor HOLDING HIS ANKLES! The lack of thought here astounds me. What if he had broken his ankles by touching them?! It demonstrates blatant disregard for himself, his teammates and the club. And don’t even get me started on the photos of him out, having fun with friends. Absolutely disgraceful. Everyone knows that you’re not meant to have fun when you’re injured. I mean, God forbid, he actually releases some stress. Daniel, you should be sitting at home, in a corner thinking long and hard about why you haven’t been performing lately. Not traipsing around town because if you actually WERE injured then you need to rest at home. Common sense really.


Having evaluated all of the above evidence, I hereby find Daniel Sturridge guilty on all of the following charges:

  • Lack of effort.
  • The worst stats known to humanity eg. 0 goals in 100% of games missed etc etc.
  • Failing to help his teammates on the pitch by watching from the sidelines.
  • Not wanting to play when deemed fully fit.
  • Having a weak ass character (Brendan would be fuming).
  • Crimes against Instagram.
  • Having a body made of poppadoms.

To all of those who want him gone, you’re all right. It’s not at all possible that he could recover and play a stretch of games that could define our season. Move him on because, at the snap of our fingers, we will replace him with an equally good, if not better, striker. They’re all just queuing up outside Anfield; falling over themselves in fact. Oh, and don’t forget the hordes of money we have a available to buy whomever we please. And, of course, we can name our price to the potential buying club. Right? Sure we can.

So, there you have it, Dan. On yer bike, sunshine. Thanks for the memories.

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  1. Stupid article true he’s injury prone but still one the best in the league and another thing you kept saying he scored 0 goals in 100% games he missed that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever read how can you score if your not on the pitch

  2. What a totally useless article. Has this been written by a Utd fan or even a Chelsea fan trying to deflect from their own issues? While it’s true that Sturridge is injury prone, when he is on the pitch he actually makes a massive contribution to the team. If his injury issues can be resolved then he will return as one of the best strikers in the premier league. He can also be used as an impact striker if needed to reduce the risk of further injury. His playing time, when he is fit, just needs to be monitored better to reduce the risk of further issues.

    • I may have missed the point from the article, but isn’t that the point of the article? If you’re on the bench “all the time” then you cannot contribute to the cause. I may be way off though….

  3. Trying to decide whether this article is real or a windup. I go for windup on the basis nobody could really be this much of a pillock.

    Incidentally, Umarah Naz – amongst various minor errors, I must point out that you used the plural (criteria) when you needed the singular (criterion). Small thing but betrays the generally squidgy thinking found throughut.

  4. This article is completely saracastic. It’s making fun of people who want him sold. I still think it’s a dumb article. But, we definitely shouldn’t sell Sturridge. The lad is pure class when he is fit, and we did not pay much for him to begin with. So, while he may not be fit very often we should hold on to him and reap the benefits when he does become fully fit. We got nothing to lose by keeping him.

  5. There are some really stupid people replying to this article, that’s unless they themselves are being sarcastic (but I doubt it!).
    The authors whole point was to have a dig at LFC supporters who want Sturridge gone because he is near-perennially injured.
    Fair point…however how long can both lfc and sturridge manage and tolerate this situation?
    Something is fundamentally wrong with that kid. He must’ve seen all the medical experts that are available and not one can give him or the club a reason as to why he gets so many injuries. I hope I am wrong but I fear the worst….

    • I wud like to thank you for the post, coz it really defines that guy(Daniel),i strongly agree with you, if there is a chance of desposing him off, liverpool should not hesitate coz am tired of having to read his name on the injury list year in year out.

  6. Oh how I relate Umarah! The discussion is absurd and warrants an absurd article. Good on ya’!

    (and the surprising failure to comprehend sarcasm among readers is almost as much fun as the article itself!)

    • Sarcasm & Irony are not always easy to spot in writing as you cannot see the authors expressions. It’s made more difficult on a site where a large amount of trolls add their own stupid comments.

  7. And on the actual matter: Let’s all cool our heads. I say we keep our fingers crossed that the lad comes back and score a bunch of goals still this season. If he fails to play let’s say half the games until the end of the season it would be fair to conclude the surgery this summer didn’t solve his injury-proneness, but at this moment of time we must hope it did what it was supposed to do and that Sturridge can still be a vital part of our squad. What ever happens in the future Studge is a Liverpool player and has my full support (though he is obviously a twat for not scoring from the directors box or having fun on his free time)! YNWA Daniel

  8. Sell the useless lazy no good for nothing lounger. How times have changed. My local team, Hereford United, beat Newcastle in the FA Cup, years ago, when players were men & not over paid prima donas. The full back Roger Griffiths palyed 108 minutes with a broken leg. The muppet Sturridge pulls a muscle getting out of bed!. He should be dragged on to the pitch & made to play, or sack him, for not fulfilling his contract. He’s a disgrace to his profession.

  9. I can’t tell if I’m just misreading the fact that the article states that he’s scored 0 times in the 100% of games missed. Am i being blind or is someone actually having a moan that hes unable to score when hes not on the pitch.


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