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Name Daniel Sturridge
Gender Male
Nationality UK
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc Despite being a Liverpool player for more of the decade, Sturridge landed well short of Firmino’s total. Injuries and a loan spell at West Brom left the England striker with just 116 games in six seasons since moving from Chelsea, but those matches brought an impressive 50 goals. For those wondering, Luis Suarez (110) and Sadio Mane (108) aren’t too far behind Sturridge’s tally

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Liverpool FC
  Bromwich Albion [Loan]
  Chelsea FC

2014 11 01 Retrieve

[Daniel Sturridge on Mario Balotelli] Mario is really cool and I get along with him. But everyone says similar things about him, like he is wild and then he ends up getting stereotyped. He is under the microscope and he is at that level where he is known around the world and he does get scrutinised. I think the average 24-year-old, or guys who go to university who are a little younger, will have done a lot crazier things than him

2016 04 16 Retrieve

[Daniel Sturridge speaking ahead of Liverpool’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg 4-3 win against Borussia Dortmund] It’s like when you’re playing a final on FIFA and you’re playing against your mate. You’ve all put £20 in the middle and there’s £100. The pressure’s on, your palms are sweaty, but as you get into the game, the nerves go away and you enjoy it - and that’s exactly what it’s like

2018 07 28 Retrieve

[Daniel Sturridge talks about what it’s like for him returning to the club following a six-month loan spell with West Bromwich Albion] It’s the same as, I don’t know, if you’ve been with a woman for a long time, and then you’re like, ‘Man, I don’t feel like it’s working out anymore’. But then you go away, like, ‘Me and my girl’s relationship was kind of sweet still. I might have to go back there’. It’s kind of like that

2019 08 19 Retrieve

[It has been almost five years since Sturridge himself said that] In football you can be misunderstood. [and that] people have a perception of you without knowing you

2020 03 02 Retrieve

[Daniel Sturridge says he is devastated after being banned from all football related activity until the middle of June] It was very disappointing and upsetting for me to hear the news that the appeal panel had overturned the original, highly-qualified panel’s ruling. Devastating for me, I’m absolutely gutted about it. My season’s over

I just want to say it’s been a very long, drawn out process over the last couple of years, and difficult to concentrate on my football. It’s also been a crazy few days, to be fair. I just want to say that I’m going to continue to campaign for professional footballers to be able to speak to their families and close friends freely, without the real risk of being charged. The betting companies and the process of people being able to place bets on people moving clubs has to be stopped. Although the appeal panel had recognised that I hadn’t bet, nobody else had bet, I was still charged

[Sturridge has mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the Turkish club] I feel uncomfortable, and I just don’t think it’s the right thing for me to continue accepting wages from a team that I can’t contribute to due to being banned. I have come to a mutual agreement with Trabzonspor to mutually terminate my contract. I would just like to thank the Trabzonspor family, the players, the fans, coaching staff, medical team, president, vice-president. I’m very grateful for you inviting me into your city and allowing me to enjoy my football. Also I want to thank everybody who is supporting me and sending me so many well-wishes. It is very much appreciated at a difficult time for me. I appreciate that and I’m very grateful, so thank you very much

2020 04 12 Retrieve

[Daniel Sturridge has revealed the story behind the iconic arm-waving goal celebration dance] It’s ‘The Sturridge dance’. It’s not ‘The Wave’ which FIFA called it, it’s not the name. It’s ‘The Sturridge dance’ so let’s get that straight and fine and dandy. Hanging out with my cousins and my friends in my apartment. There was some house music playing, filming us, a couple of drinks flowing, you know. I literally just started doing that move. It wasn’t as smooth, it wasn’t as clean but I was a little bit tipsy and just decided to start moving that way. We all found it hilarious and then I was just like ‘You know what, if I score, I’ll do it!’. I think the very first time I did the dance, we played Man United in the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge when I was playing for Chelsea. That was the first time I brought the dance out. Mind you, it’s evolved a lot since then. It wasn’t as smooth or as clean as it is now

[Sturridge says goal celebrations are something that define your character] I wouldn’t say dancing has to be something you do. Alan Shearer has an iconic celebration, everybody knows the hand in the air. Robbie Keane did the roll and cartwheel and all that stuff. So there’s loads of celebrations out there that I feel are iconic. I’m honoured by it because I didn’t expect it to last this long. I’m really honoured and want to thank the fans for letting me have a celebration go down as one of the best in the game

2020 04 15 Retrieve

[Sturridge had been banned from football for six weeks for breaching betting rules after telling his brother to bet on a possible move to Sevilla. The FA appealed the decision, and in March 2020, he was banned from football for four months] Devastating for me, I’m absolutely gutted about it. My season’s over. I just want to say it’s been a very long, drawn out process over the last couple of years, and difficult to concentrate on my football

2020 05 18 Retrieve

[Sturridge in talks over MLS move as Inter Miami and DC United want former Chelsea and Liverpool striker] I think firstly, it is about going back to doing what I love, which is playing football. That’s the most important thing. I love the game; I miss the game. I can’t wait to get out there and help my team win games, score goals and get assists. That’s my main focus. I am training in America at the moment. I am getting my body right and getting in good shape. I will be ready and raring to go when my ban is up. I am eagerly awaiting that. So I am really excited about that and it being over with and getting on with it