Stats show Liverpool striker is better than you thought

Since Luis Suarez packed his bags and went to Barcelona, Liverpool have struggled to make things work in front of goal- but they may have the answer they’re seeking right in front of their eyes.

Starting in the crucial match against Manchester United at Anfield this evening, Daniel Sturridge is making his 100th appearance for the Reds. Whilst you may be surprised to hear that he’s only just hitting three figures, Sturridge has shone for the Merseyside outfit despite his regular absence through injuries.

Heading into the match, Sturridge has scored 55 goals in his 99 appearances for Liverpool, which puts him 46th in the list of all-time Liverpool top-scorers; ahead of the likes of Graeme Souness, Stan Collymore and Luis Garcia.

He still has a way to catch-up with the leading strikers before him, with Suarez (82) and Fernando Torres (81) a decent tally ahead of him, but within one strong season he could catch-up with them.

Sturridge is yet to score in the Premier League this season but has netted two in the League Cup.