Sturridge should be England’s starting centre-forward at the World Cup

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Is this Liverpool star the real deal?

Date: 27th February 2014 at 6:33pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

What we’re seeing now from Daniel Sturridge – 18 Premier League goals this season – could easily be explained by suggesting the player was always capable but just needed the trust of a manager and club. Earlier in the season I pointed to the lack of evidence we had in concluding whether Sturridge was a consistent goal scorer or one that goes through peaks and troughs, who will hit a hot streak but who may take some time to rediscover that fortune in front of goal. Even those with established reputations in England or on the continent go through inconsistencies as strikers. The issue with Sturridge is that we really didn’t have a good understanding about the kind of player he was. There was misfortune in the clubs he was attached to prior to arriving at Liverpool. Sturridge caught the first wave caused by Manchester City’s new owner but left before a host of big names made their way to the club. Nevertheless he remained on the peripheries ... Read More

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