Returning striker sure Stevie will return to Anfield one day…
Daniel Sturridge, our superstar striker who’s on the verge of a long-awaited return from injury, is hopeful that his current captain Steven Gerrard will one day captain the club, Sky Sports reports.
As we all know, 34-year-old Gerrard is leaving to join LA Galaxy in the MLS on the expiration of his contract this summer, ending his 17 year stat at Anfield…
“I’m devastated he’s leaving,” Sturridge said.
“I think he’ll be at the club in some capacity very soon and I’m sure he’ll manage the club one day.
“Words can’t describe what he’s done for Liverpool as well as his country.
“He’s still a role model of mine. I look up to him, I think everyone in the squad does. He’ll be sorely missed – he’s somebody who’s given me a lot of experience and helped me to improve as a person and a footballer.”
Sturridge’s thoughts and feelings likely echo those around the rest of the dressing room, too – as well as those of our entire fan-base.
Gerrard is making his 700th appearance for Liverpool tomorrow in our home tie with West Ham, and it’s quite possible that Sturridge will finally get some game-time, having been out of action since August with a thigh problem that has ruined his, and arguably our season.
Last term, the English forward plundered 25 goals in total, but he’s been restricted to the one so far this, coming during our opening day victory over Southampton.
Gerrard on the other hand is our top scorer with nine – which only makes it harder to deal with the fact he’s leaving.