Daniel Sturridge criticises his former clubs…
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Liverpool and England forward Daniel Sturridge has criticised both of his previous clubs Manchester City and Chelsea for not giving him the chances he believed his talent merited, reports the Express.
The forward barely got a sniff at City, and Chelsea signed a succession of strikers to play up top, only really deploying Sturridge on the wing, before Liverpool snapped him up in January 2013.
Since arriving at Liverpool though, Sturridge has been exceptional – and last term in the Premier League he bagged 21 goals, finishing second in the scoring charts behind Luis Suarez.
“I can’t speak for Chelsea or City and say they were wrong in this or that. When you’ve got money, it’s very easy to buy someone worth £50million, rather than say: ‘I’m going to play this 20-year-old English player’. It’s easier to buy someone when you have the money to do it,” said the England forward.
“But at the same time, if you give somebody an opportunity, you never know. You can only roll the dice and see how they perform.”
Now, Sturridge is regarded as one of the best forward in Europe, and both of Liverpool’s rivals will quietly be irritated they didn’t give the 24-year-old more chances up top.