The former Liverpool and England international player has been without a club since leaving Trabzonspor, in Turkey. However, the talk of Daniel Sturridge playing in MLS is exciting.
Daniel Sturridge was at his best, a tantalising footballer. Prolific, pacy and just out-right entertaining to watch.
Sturridge has always been highly regarded. He’s a player who really did feel like he had it all. Sturridge’s involvement in that infamous 2013/14 season for Liverpool gets slightly overlooked due to the fact Luis Suarez was also at the club and had comfortably won the golden boot that season, with 31 goals. Who came second on the leagues’ top scorers list with 21 goals? Daniel Sturridge.
Daniel Sturridge scored 50 times for Liverpool in 116 appearances, which is a brilliant return.
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The English striker became unsettled at the Merseyside club towards the end of his time there, citing that he needed more game time. This resulted in Sturridge having a short-lived loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, where the forward only appeared 6 times, failing to score even once.
Sturridge returned to Anfield from the Midlands club for the start of the 2018-19 season. It took him 24 seconds to score his first goal back at Liverpool, with only his first touch, after coming off the bench in a 4-0 win against West Ham.
Sturridge scored a phenomenal goal against former club Chelsea that season too. He even played a small part in Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League win, earning him his second winners medal in the elite European cup. The first English player to win the competition with two different teams, after previously winning the cup with Chelsea.
He was released from Liverpool that summer and then managed to find himself in the midst of a betting scandal that had him banned from the sport for 6 weeks. Sturridge later joined Turkish club Trabzonspor, where he only featured 11 times, scoring 4, before being released due to another suspension from football, related to betting again.
The striker has always been held in high regard by English football fans. There was a genuine storm of positivity and support on social media when the player was announced at Trabzonspor. Sturridge is a player who has always entertained and has represented the English national team well!
So much so, that there were even some English football fans who preferred him to start in the 2018 World Cup over the eventual World Cup Golden Boot winner, Harry Kane.
MLS could possibly be a great home for Daniel Sturridge. The striker has already had a substantial career, starting at Manchester City back in 2006. However, the Englishman is still only 31.
Of course, the links and rumours circulating his potential move to MLS fixate on the possibility of him plying his trade in Miami. That’s understandable.
An English owner, an English manager, a couple of new English signings in Ryan Shawcross and Kieran Gibbs.
Truthfully, a player of Daniel Sturridge’s ability could land him at almost any club in the league. No, not necessarily based on form, but definitely based on what he’s showcased over the previous decade.
Inter Miami CF are actually one of two clubs hoping to sign Daniel Sturridge. The second, supposedly being D.C United. A club that housed another former England international, Wayne Rooney.
At the moment, it’s all transfer speculation and rumours. Reported by a variety of different English news outlets. If he is coming to MLS, I’d put my money on Inter Miami CF.