Daniel Sturridge

Jan 312017
 
Is Daniel Sturridge Still Important To Liverpool?

By Aaron Cawley. Daniel Sturridge, the fastest ever player to score fifty goals for Liverpool. The player who spends more time on the treatment table than on the pitch, yet still has a massive following amongst fans. Embed from Getty Images This following is something I don’t understand. For a little over fourteen months, I have said it is time for Liverpool to cash in on the injury-prone striker. He doesn’t fit the Jürgen Klopp model as he doesn’t seem to have the ability or desire to press from the front as Klopp expects his forward players to do. This season Sturridge continue reading

Jan 292017
 
Where Has It All Gone Wrong For Liverpool

By Aaron Cawley. At the start of the season, if you had asked any Liverpool fan what they expected they would have said a decent cup run and a Champions League place. So far, Liverpool have had that decent cup run, getting knocked out of the EFL Cup semi-final to Southampton, losing 2-0 on aggregate. In the league, Liverpool currently sit fourth, two points ahead of fifth placed Manchester City and four points ahead of Manchester United, who are down in sixth. Embed from Getty Images But it seems things are starting to unravel on the pitch. Liverpool are without a continue reading

Jan 122017
 
12th Man Required as Karius keeps Liverpool in Race to Wembley

By Umarah Naz Liverpool will need their world famous twelfth man in a fortnights time at Anfield, when they face Southampton in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. Embed from Getty Images Having suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at St. Mary’s in the first leg, Liverpool now have it all to do in the return leg to book their ticket to Wembley for next month. Jurgen Klopp reverted to a full-strength team after the youngsters had their opportunity to impress against Plymouth at the weekend. Loris Karius kept his place, as did Lucas Leiva and Emre Can. They continue reading

Dec 022015
 
Southampton 1, Liverpool 6 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Southampton 1, Liverpool 6 St. Marys, Southampton (31,592) Liverpool scorers: Sturridge 25′, 29′; Origi 45′, 68′, 86′; Ibe 73′ Southampton scorer: Mané 1′ Player Ratings Adam Bogdan – 6 Had little to do, but looked assured in all that he did. Didn’t have much chance with the goal. Connor Randall – 6 Looked like he was going to struggle early on, but grew in confidence instead of shrinking, despite picking up an early booking. Martin Skrtel – 6 Was relatively untroubled, but did what he needed to. Dejan Lovren – 6.5 Received abuse from the fans of his old club throughout the game, continue reading

Sep 262015
 
Liverpool 3, Aston Villa 2 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 3, Aston Villa 2 Anfield, Liverpool (44,226) Liverpool scorers: Milner 2′, Sturridge 59′, 67′ Aston Villa scorer: Gestede 66′, 71′ Simon Mignolet – 5.5 Had little to do, but perhaps could have been sharper for Aston Villa’s first goal as the ball sailed through his six yard box while he watched. Emre Can – 5.5 Lost Gestede for the first goal, and had made a mistake previously to this which presented the striker with a good chance. Martin Skrtel – 6 Has an easy time of it in the middle of a back three. Clearing up scraps rather than being proactive. continue reading

Mar 222015
 
Liverpool 1, Manchester United 2 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 1, Manchester United 2 Anfield, Liverpool (44,405) Liverpool scorer: Sturridge 69′ Man United scorer: Mata 14′, 59′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7 A few shaky moments in possession of the ball, but somehow he managed to get out of trouble each time. Almost saved the first goal, and couldn’t do anything with the second. Saved a penalty from Rooney late in the game. Emre Can – 6 Was targeted by Manchester United from the outset, as they played long balls in his direction aiming for Marouane Fellaini. Struggled early on, recovered slightly, then gave away a soft penalty before the continue reading

Feb 142015
 
Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2 Selhurst Park, London Liverpool scorers: Sturridge 49′, Lallana 58′ Palace scorer: Campbell 15′ Player Ratings *Simon Mignolet – 7.5 Made some key saves which kept Liverpool in the tie, and was commanding in his area more often than not. Emre Can – 6 Goes wandering from his defensive station but you get the impression that this is part of the plan. As long as someone covers for him he’s a great attacking weapon from deep. Martin Skrtel – 5 At fault for the Palace goal, and struggled with Dwight Gayle whenever he came up against him. Gave away a couple of continue reading

Jan 312015
 
Liverpool 2, West Ham 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 2, West Ham United 0 Anfield, Liverpool (44,718) Liverpool scorers: Sterling 51′, Sturridge 80′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6.5 Looks much better in the system, and even came to punch the odd cross. A much deserved clean sheet. Emre Can – 7 Business as usual, good on the ball and good enough defensively. Swapped positions with Skrtel in the second half, and showed some encouraging signs playing out from the middle of the defence. Martin Skrtel – 6.5 Looked less comfortable after moving to right centre back in the second half. Mamadou Sakho – 7.5 Lazar Markovic – 6 Needs continue reading

Aug 262014
 
Manchester City 3, Liverpool 1 - LFC Tactics & Player Ratings

Manchester City 3, Liverpool 1 25/08/2014 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester (45,471) Liverpool scorer: Zabaleta (OG 83′) Manchester City scorers: Jovetic (41′, 55′), Aguero (69′) Liverpool Tactics Liverpool lined up in a 4-3-3 formation which regularly changed to a 4-1-4-1 when defending. The wide forwards in the front three, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, were often seen in the defensive line, as their instructions obviously included helping out the full-back behind them. In attack the pair would take up different roles from their wide position, with Sterling often joining Daniel Sturridge up front, whilst Coutinho liked to drift into more central positions in continue reading

Aug 172014
 
Liverpool 2, Southampton 1 - LFC Tactics & Player Ratings

Liverpool 2, Southampton 1 Anfield, Liverpool (44,736) Liverpool scorers: Sterling (23′), Sturridge (79′) Southampton scorer: Clyne (56′) Tactics Brendan Rodgers sent his Liverpool side out in the same shape we saw in the final pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund. There was one change in personnel, with Lucas Leiva replacing Emre Can as one of the deeper midfield two. In this 4-2-3-1 formation Jordan Henderson dropped back to help the defence when needed, but he also pressed high if Liverpool were defending higher up the pitch. In contrast to this, Raheem Sterling will take any chance he gets to become a continue reading

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