This Daniel Sturridge Injury Stat Proves That He’s The ‘Sicknote’ of His Generation

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Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge picks up an injury every 4.6 appearances he makes for the club. Allow that to sink in for a few minutes.

When the speedy Daniel Sturridge galloped past the Mansfield defence to slot home a debut goal for Liverpool a few years ago – he looked like a breath of fresh air. Not so many moons later and the cocksure frontman became the fastest player to reach 30 goals for the Reds since the 1890’s, leaving the red side of Merseyside licking their lips in anticipation to see what their goal machine would do next.

“Despite Sturridge spending time in Boston with some of the world’s leading physiotherapists in the aftermath of breaking down in training during November, his injuries clearly go beyond just a thigh problem.

While this is Sturridge’s most common injury, the 25-year-old has also injured his calf, hamstring, ankle and most recently hip during his two calendar years at the club. All he needs is a groin and knee injury and he’s officially won Fabio Aurelio bingo.”

(Tom McMahon, writer at ‘This is Anfield’)

When fit, Sturridge is clearly an assassin. A force to be reckoned with who offers so much to the Anfield faithful when he’s on the pitch. But the problem is – he’s rarely on it. So how do you solve a problem like Daniel Sturridge? Look for a suitable replacement in today’s highly over-inflated market and cash in on a clear talent? Or just accept that this is the way that it is?

Liverpool have a mammoth game against Arsenal on Saturday and the England striker is rumoured to play for the pain barrier. Let’s just hope for his sake that he doesn’t pick up any other ailments, or Darren Anderton might just lose his nickname once and for all.

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