Liverpool supporters have been reacting to a recent Instagram photo of Daniel Sturridge, who has been building up some muscle in the gym.
The 31-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor over a year ago, but he is trying to get in shape as he continues his search for a new club:
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Considering the Reds’ recent problems in front of goal, fans on Twitter have been reminiscing on Sturridge’s goal return during his time at Anfield, with many feeling that he could still do a job now:
If fit he’d get 30 goals a season easy
— Caolainn Murphy (@CaolainnMurphy) April 27, 2021
Incredible finisher. Need someone like that again.
— Kev Daywalker (@DaywalkerKev) April 27, 2021
He was just unfortunate with injuries.WHAT A PLAYER !!!!!
— TAU KHOAPA (@TAUKHOAPA) April 27, 2021
On his day as good as anyone in the league at the time
— Daniel Stratford (@DanielStratfor2) April 27, 2021
A fit & firing Daniel Sturridge would score 40 goals in this team
— ᴛʏʟᴇʀ (@tylersd7) April 27, 2021
On his day one of the best in the world ?
— LFC BOY ZN (@LfcZn) April 27, 2021
Only 31 and a he’s free agent looking for a club.
Surely if we made him an offer, he would come back?
— Mark (@_MarkL33) April 27, 2021
— derek sweeney (@showgies) April 27, 2021
One of this freak strikers that just know how to finish.
All kinds of techniques available to him, on his day he was up there with the best strikers on the planet.
— J AAAAAA Y (@JaySaidIt_) April 27, 2021
Sturridge really could have gone down as a Liverpool great if he had managed to stay fit. The former Manchester City and Chelsea forward possessed natural finishing ability, which helped him to score 67 goals in 160 appearances for the Merseyside club.
However, injuries were always a major issue for Sturridge, and it was only in his first full season at the club that we truly saw the best of him. It is a big regret that he never managed to reproduce the exploits of the 2013/14 campaign.