We stayed up for the Anthony Joshua ‘fight’ last night, and were as miffed by the effort Eric Molina put in as everyone else.
Thankfully, the slugfest that was Whyte/Chisora beforehand just about made up for it!
Liverpool’s striker Daniel Sturridge headed to Manchester for the bout, with Jurgen Klopp allowing him the evening off as he’s not in contention to play against West Ham.
The forward suffered a ‘minor calf strain’ which kept him out of Liverpool v Sunderland a few weeks back, but he’s missed the two following matches and Jurgen Klopp says he’s not in contention for West Ham today or Middlesbrough midweek.
For some reason when Sturridge picks up a ‘minor’ injury, he misses four or five games.
West Ham’s manager Slaven Bilic though indicated yesterday that a number of clubs are interested in the 27-year-old’s services – although his comments on the Englishman’s ‘work-rate dedication’ seem a little unnecessary – just by the fact he brings it up.
Bilic told the Mirror: “He’s one of the biggest talents, he’s a great player. The talent is there, the touch, the finishing, everything is great.
“The only thing that has stopped him being a regular for club and country are the injuries.
“But you’re asking me about Sturridge and I have no problem about that. All the clubs are thinking about him because he is that kind of player.
“I don’t know his work rate, I don’t know his dedication to his job or whatever but unfortunately for England and for Liverpool and especially for him he’s injured. That’s his problem.”
Our own thoughts on Sturridge are clear. He’s a brilliant striker and will have a vital influence on our season. Let’s hope he gets fit and takes his chance when it’s presented.