Daniel Sturridge has dismissed worries over his injury record, claiming he doesn’t think about injuries “at all”.
“I don’t worry about injuries at all. It’s something I have to accept. God gave me this body and gave me so many talents, so I have to take the rough with the smooth,” he said.
“If I wasn’t so talented a footballer, nobody would care if I was injured and never played again. I live a healthy lifestyle. In time, I’ll still be showing people I’m one of the best strikers in the world. I never doubt it.” (via Echo).
Sturridge’s hip injury last weekend was his 21st injury since joining the club, but the 26-year-old told fans not to worry.
“If I have a little niggle, why should it overshadow Liverpool? Missing a game against Barcelona (last Saturday), was very minor, nothing serious, and that (his hip) is going to heal up very fast.
“Not everyone is as strong as I am.”
He finished by expressing his frustrations over the constant questioning, claiming he feels like he’s under the microscope.
“I feel like I’m under the microscope,” he said.
“It’s a case of, ‘What’s going on with Daniel?’ It should be a case of, ‘What’s happening with Liverpool?’ I’m part of the team and that’s it.”