Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes his former side made a massive blunder by selling Daniel Sturridge…
Chelsea ace midfielder Frank Lampard, who is set to draw the curtains on his illustrious 13 year stint with the Blues, feels that his favourite club may have made the wrong call in selling England striker Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool in 2013, reports the Mirror.
Sturridge was frustrated at being played out on the wings at Chelsea, and has thrived as a centre-forward at Anfield for Liverpool, netting 35 times in 49 games for the Reds since his move. Lampard praises Sturridge for forcing the move out of Stamford Bridge and carving a new niche for himself, but reckons Chelsea came off considerably worse after the deal.
The 35-year old veteran Englishman, who is observing Sturridge from close quarters as he now establishes himself as the main striker for England, was quoted saying in the Daily Mail, “It was maybe not good business for Chelsea. It looks bad when you look back, but, at the time, you never know. Individually, for him, it was a good move. He has gone from strength to strength. I think he does get the credit he deserves now, but with what Luis Suarez does alongside him at Liverpool, maybe that takes the edge off the praise.”
Sturridge also played a vital part as Liverpool finished above Chelsea in 2nd place in the Premier League standings this past season, and at just 24 years of age, he looks like another bright young prospect wasted by the Blues.