Guest Scarface Posted December 23, 2012 Report Share Posted December 23, 2012 Daniel Sturridge First Name - Daniel Surname - Sturridge Squad Number - 15 Position - Forward Height - 1.83m Weight - 76 kg D.O.B. - 1 Sep 1989 Town of Birth - Birmingham Country of Birth - England Nationality - England Birthdate: 1 September 1989 Birthplace: Birmingham, England Other clubs: Manchester City (2003-09), Bolton Wanderers (loan 2011), Chelsea (2009-13), WBA (loan 2018), Trabzonspor (2019-20) Bought from: Chelsea Signed for LFC: £12m, 02.01.2013 International debut: 15.11.2011 vs. Sweden International caps: 26/8 (22/8 at LFC) - 08.10.2017 Liverpool debut: 06.01.2013 Last appearance: 07.05.2019 Debut goal: 06.01.2013 Last goal: 29.09.2018 Contract expiry: 01.07.2019 Win ratio: 56.88% W:91 D:38 L:31 Games/goals ratio: 2.39 Honours: Champions League 2019 Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 1 League games / goals / assists: 116 / 50 / 15 Total games / goals / assists: 160 / 67 / 20 https://www.lfchisto...er/Profile/1207 https://int.soccerwa...sturridge/5206/ https://en.wikipedia...aniel_Sturridge Player Profile With Liverpool’s lack of strikers to support Luis Suarez coming under intense scrutiny during the first half of the 2012-13 season, the name of Daniel Sturridge kept resurfacing as a new transfer-window got closer. It was not, therefore, a major surprise when on the first working day after the New Year, Liverpool F.C. confirmed that the 23-year-old forward had signed a long-term deal to become a permanent addition to the squad of manager Brendan Rodgers. With Fabio Borini having had a long spell out with a foot injury and Andy Carroll on a season-long loan at West Ham United, the urgency of the situation had not been lost on the club’s manager or its managing director, Ian Ayre. Having been thwarted in an attempt to sign an adequate replacement or foil for Suarez in the summer, it was clear that the same mistake could not be made twice. Ayre commented after securing Sturridge’s signature on a contract: “It was important to us that we did all of the work ahead of the transfer window in talking to Chelsea and the player and his representatives. We made sure we did that so we could hit the ground running in January - and here we are today on the second and we're all done and dusted.” Sturridge was born in the Midlands and played at youth level for both Aston Villa and Coventry City before heading north to join Manchester City’s Academy in 2003. Three years later, still only 16-years-old, his goals helped City reach the FA Youth Cup final where his brace gave the Blues hope in the second leg as they tried to claw back a three-goal deficit from the first leg at Anfield. Although Liverpool’s youngsters took the trophy home with them after a 3-2 aggregate victory, Sturridge had announced himself as someone to be watched. However, his opportunities for playing in City’s first team were limited and shortly before his twentieth birthday he signed a four-year deal with Chelsea. The Londoners won the Premier League title at the end of his first full season at Stamford Bridge but, as in Manchester, his contribution was not massive, just one goal from thirteen League matches, but he was much more prominent in the FA Cup that season, netting four times and coming on as a very late substitute at Wembley in the final as Chelsea beat Portsmouth to add the domestic cup to their Premier League crown. Halfway through the following season, Sturridge had a very successful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers. Eight goals from twelve appearances was a very creditable goals-per-game ratio. But it still wasn’t enough to get him a regular starting spot in the Chelsea team when he returned to London under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, who had replaced Carlo Ancelotti that summer. As in 2009/10 Chelsea had a strong finish to their season and the young striker was an unused substitute in both the FA Cup final and the Champions League final. But he did score eleven League goals, including an equaliser at Stamford Bridge against the club who would eventually sign him from Chelsea. With Olympic mania sweeping through Great Britain in 2012, Daniel Sturridge was named in the mens’ squad to represent the host nation. It initially looked as if illness would keep him out of the tournament. But he was fit enough to make the team and score the winning goal against Uruguay as the British team finished top of its group. At the quarter-final stage, however, Great Britain were eliminated by South Korea on penalties after a drawn match. Although Sturridge missed his penalty-kick in the shoot-out, it is unlikely to cause him as much lasting anguish as another important penalty that was missed by his team manager, Stuart Pearce, over twenty years earlier. Sturridge only appeared in seven League matches for Chelsea in the first half of the 2012/13 season as increasing speculation linked him with a move back to a north-west club. Then, almost as soon as the transfer-window opened, that move happened. The player’s instant reaction was that he was thrilled to have signed for “one of the biggest clubs in the world”. Although he had a few recent injury worries behind him, he seemed genuinely excited to be “part of something new and something special," the words he described the way the club was progressing under its new manager, Brendan Rodgers. Sturridge was an instant success, scoring in each of his first three appearances, something no Liverpool player had done since Ray Kennedy in 1974. Ten Premier League goals plus one in the FA Cup was a more than satisfactory return from the sixteen matches he appeared in between January and May. In the penultimate match of the season at Fulham he scored a superb hat-trick for a team that was by then without the services of Luis Suarez due to suspension for biting Chelsea's Ivanovic. Sturridge flourished as Luis Suarez completed his ten-game ban at the start of the 2013/14 season, six goals in six matches proving that he was quite capable of taking on the responsibility of scoring the goals. But once the Uruguayan returned they proved to be a sensational double-act as well. Sturridge scored Liverpool's first and last Premier League goals of the season and added a further twenty-two in-between (19 league plus 3 in the domestic cups) to take his total since arriving to a very impressive 35 in 49 matches, a strike-rate that was easily good enough to ensure that he was included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. Sturridge quickly equalised Italy's first goal in the opening group match but was replaced by Adam Lallana with ten minutes left as England again chased an equaliser after Mario Balotelli had restored Italy's lead. The striker made another start against Uruguay four days later and also played throughout the final group match against Costa Rica. Sturridge's 2014/15 season was badly disrupted by injuries that saw him restricted to only twelve Premier League matches plus six cup-ties. Although he scored the winning goal in the opening league match against Southampton only four more goals followed as successive thigh injuries ruled him out for long periods. His final appearance of the season came early in April in a cup replay at Blackburn Rovers. A month later he was travelling to America for surgery on a hip problem that had caused him to miss so many matches. Already struggling without the goals of Luis Suarez also losing Sturridge's contribution as a goal-scorer for most of the season was something nobody could have anticipated and unsurprisingly the number of goals scored was significantly down from the previous year. Although the surgery was a success, the rehabilitation period means that he was not expected to see action again until at least September 2015. he did so but was injured after just a few games and was used cautiously by Jurgen Klopp after his appointment in October. The German put him through an extensive pre season style fitness programme and he was a key player in the Europa League, scoring a stunning opening goal in the final against Sevilla. Despite all his difficulties he finished the season with thirteen goals in 24 games but after appearing to be over everything, injured his hip the week before 2016-17 was due to begin, meaning he missed the opening game at Arsenal. He was fit by the end of August but started only nine games and 2017-18 was also frustrating as Klopp preferred other attacking options. In the first half of the season he appeared nine times in the league, completing the ninety minutes just once. In the Champions League, he made five group stage appearances, each as a second half substitute. Due to these limited opportunities Sturridge was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion in January 2018, but his spell there was a huge disappointment, again plagued by injury. He started just two league games and came off the bench four times, failing to score as Albion were relegated. For pre season 2018 Sturridge had an opportunity due to other players returning late from World Cup duty. After impressing Jurgen Klopp told journalists at the end of July that Sturridge would have a role to play in 2018-19 if he stayed fit and even suggested that he may have an individual training programme tailored for him. On the opening day of the season, he scored within a minute of coming on as a late substitute against West Ham. He then scored on his first start, heading the opening goal against Paris Saint Germain in the first group stage game of the Champions League. However despite maintaining his fitness for the season, opportunities were limited and in the second half of the season Dicock Origi was preferred as the back up striker to Mane, Firminho or Salah. 20 of his 27 appearances were from the bench and it was confirmed on 4th June 2019 that he would be leaving the club when his deal expired at the end of the month. Sturridge received a two week ban from football in July 2019 after being found guilty of breaching betting rules. On 21st August that year, he agreed a three year deal with Turkish side Trabzonspor. Wen the ban was increased to four months after an appeal by the FA that it was unduly lenient, Sturridge and Trabzonspor terminated the deal by mutual consent. In a video posted on his YouTube account, e said he felt uncomfortable taking wages from a club to whom he could not contribute. ------------------ https://int.soccerwa...sturridge/5206/ Sun 13/05/18 PRL Crystal Palace 2 - 0 West Bromwich … Daniel Andre Sturridge (born 1 September 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Chelsea and the England national team. He is primarily a striker, although he has been deployed as a winger for Chelsea. Liverpool today completed the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea. Here's all you need to know about the 23-year-old's career so far... http://assets1.lfcimages.com/uploads/sturridge263.jpg Daniel Sturridge was born in Birmingham on September 1, 1989 and began his youth career at his hometown club Aston Villa before moving to Coventry and then Manchester City in 2003. He faced Liverpool for the first time in 2006 in the FA Youth Cup final. The youngest player in the City side, Sturridge fired four goals en route to the final but the young Reds proved too strong as they ran-out 3-2 winners on aggregate. Sturridge's impressive form at youth level earned him his first professional contract and at the start of the 2006-07 season, the forward began to train with City's first team. Despite making his debut as a substitute against Reading in February 2007, the youngster was forced to endure a nine-month absence following an operation to repair muscle damage around his hip which ruled him out for the remainder of the year. Fully-recovered and determined to make his mark, Sturridge netted his first professional goal in January 2008 and three days later he added another to his tally when he struck on his full debut against Derby. Primarily a striker, Sturridge can also operate down the flanks, where his pace and touch allows him to beat opponents and cut inside to create goalscoring opportunities. The 2007-08 season ended in glory for him, albeit at youth level, when he was top-scorer as City won the FA Youth Cup. The following season saw Sturridge break into the City first team, making 16 appearances and netting four goals while creating three assists. His flourishing performances were acknowledged with the club's Young Player of the Season award. However, accepting the award was to be one of his final acts as a City player, for in July 2009, his contract expired and the 19-year-old opted for a move to Chelsea. Following an impressive pre-season, he made his debut for Carlo Ancelotti's title winners-to-be against Sunderland in August 2009 and got his first start for the club against Bolton at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup. At the end of his first season at Chelsea, Sturridge was the club's highest scorer in the FA Cup with four strikes as Chelsea clinched the double with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth at Wembley. The 2010-11 campaign saw Sturridge make his Champions League bow against Slovakian outfit MSK Zilina and net four goals in 21 games; however, on the last day of the transfer window in January 2011, it was announced that the forward would be on his way to Bolton as part of a loan deal. Sturridge shone at the Reebok. He netted on his debut for Owen Coyle's side and was a consistent scorer in the Barclays Premier League, ending his stay there with a total of eight goals in 12 appearances including one against Arsenal. Back at Chelsea, new manager Andre Villas-Boas used Sturridge in a wide role, urging him to cut inside and shoot from the right flank. He was named as a substitute in both the FA Cup and Champions League finals by Villas-Boas's replacement Roberto Di Matteo and finished the 2011-12 season with a tally of 13 goals. http://assets.lfcimages.com/uploads/copy_(4)_of_sturridge_02.jpg http://assets2.lfcimages.com/uploads/copy_(2)_of_sturridge_03.jpg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.