It’s a new fresh start in the career of Daniel Sturridge.
The striker has recently put pen to paper on a £12 million move from Chelsea to Liverpool in a bid to kick-start his form after four years of ups and downs at Stamford Bridge. The forward never maintained a strong place for the European Champions with the likes of Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba being placed in the first team during recent times.
The frontman started his senior career in 2006 with Manchester City, and whilst at Chelsea in 2011 he showed his great potential when he went to Bolton on a loan deal scoring 8 goals in 12 games. When Andre Villas-Boas took the reins at Chelsea in 2011 he was impressed by Sturridge’s pre-season form, but was inconsistent for most of the season and was unused as a Substitute in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, then under boss Roberto Di Matteo.
…struggling throughout this campaign…
Sturridge’s signing is a huge move forward for Liverpool as they have been struggling throughout this campaign with only one recognised striker.
So far in his first couple of games, Sturridge has performed well upfront with Luis Suarez and has already converted chances into goals with 3 goals in 3 appearances and becoming the first new signing to accomplish this since Ray Kennedy back in 1974. Daniel’s debut goal came in the team’s losing 2-1 effort against Premier League leaders Manchester United.
…he has a partnership that will prove vital…
Hopefully it will take the pressure off manager Brendan Rodgers regarding his team selections now knowing he has a partnership that will prove vital in 2013. The Kop are just behind Arsenal at the moment and even though Champions League qualification may be out of the equation, they are in real contention for a Europa League place come May thanks to this much needed new spark in the Anfield ranks.