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Daniel Sturridge celebrates.

Daniel Sturridge - Player of the Week

Daniel Sturridge - Player of the Week

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Sturridge strikes to get Liverpool back to winning ways!

Sturridge scoring his first goal against Villa.Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge, scored two quality goals at the weekend, to help Liverpool to a 3-2 win at home to Aston Villa. Sturridge's England teammate and former Villa player, James Milner, opened the scoring after only 66 seconds at Anfield. It was the fastest goal in the Premier League this season, but it was the only goal of the first half. The match sprang to life in the 59th minute, when Sturridge scored with a fantastic volley with the outside of his foot. Seven minutes later, Villa got a goal back when Rudy Gestede scored, but Liverpool scored just a minute later to make it 3-1. Sturridge played a lovely one-two with Philippe Coutinho and finished calmly when one on one with the goalkeeper. Gestede scored again a few minutes later to make it 3-2 and set up a tense finish, but Liverpool held on to win for the first time in five Premier League matches.

"Sturridge showed what we missed for over a year - he makes the difference and helps you compete. His finishes were brilliant."  Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers.

What do we know about Daniel Sturridge?

Sturridge scored his first goals since March.Daniel Sturridge was born on 1 September 1989 in Birmingham, the second biggest city in the UK. He started his professional career with Manchester City and made his Premier League debut against Reading in 2007. In three seasons with City, Sturridge made only 32 appearances, and in 2009, he moved to Chelsea. In four seasons with the Blues, Sturridge scored 24 goals in 96 appearances, and won the Premier League (2009/10), the Champions League (2011/12) and the FA Cup twice (2010 & 2012). In January 2013, Sturridge made the move to Liverpool for a transfer fee of around £12 million. Sturridge's partnership with Luis Suarez in attack was an immediate success and nearly took Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2013/14. Sturridge and Suarez scored an amazing 55 goals between them. Since that amazing season, Sturridge has had problems with injury and only made 12 Premier League appearances last season.

"His quality is amazing -- he can score goals, and that's what we were struggling with"  Lucas Leiva talking about Daniel Sturridge after the Liverpool-Villa match.

Is football a dangerous game?

An injury can end a player's career.Daniel Sturridge is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, but he has had lots of problems with injuries and has just returned to action after five months out of action with an injured hip. He had surgery in the USA in May and hopefully he'll stay injury free for a while now. There have already been a couple of bad injuries this season. Manchester Utd's Luke Shaw broke his leg in two places, in a recent Champions League game and Bournemouth's Callum Wilson ruptured his knee ligaments, after a great start to the season. Both players will be out of action for at least 6 months. Both of these injuries used to mean the end of a player's career, but these days players can often be back in training just a few months later. Some players, currently in the Premier League, have returned after horrific injuries. Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey broke his leg in two places when playing against Stoke City and Petr Cech suffered a horrible head injury when playing for Chelsea and still wears a protective helmet today. One of the unluckiest players, however, has to be the ex-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby. He spent 9 years with Arsenal and in this time suffered 42 injuries, which meant over four years of his time at the club was spent in the treatment room!

Are players the same when they return from bad injuries?

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Daniel Sturridge celebrates his second goal against Aston Villa and his second since returning from injury.

What did you understand?

Activity 1: There were some difficult words in that article about Daniel Sturridge. Did you understand all of them?
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Did you know......?

  • Daniel Sturridge was top scorer for Great Britain at the London Olympics.
  • Sturridge's grandparents are from Jamaica.
  • Sturridge was voted Young Player of the Year when he was at Manchester City.
  • Sturridge has a better goalscoring ratio record at Liverpool than both Suarez and Torres.
  • Sturridge is the best dancer in the Premier League :)
Is Sturridge the best mover in the Premier League?

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What do you think?

Daniel Sturridge's career has been badly affected by injuries. 

Do you think a player is the same after a bad injury? 

Do you know any players whose career was ended by injury?

Have you ever suffered a bad injury?

 

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Rodes
01/10/2015
TN
1138
points

Daniel Sturridge is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, but he has had lots of problems with injuries


Rodes
01/10/2015 20:34
Tunisia
Manchester United
1138

Daniel Sturridge is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, but he has had lots of problems with injuries

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elghoul
01/10/2015
DZ
9105
points

A player is never the same after an injury.That why some of them cry after beeing injuried.


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elghoul
01/10/2015 22:02
Algeria
Arsenal
9105

A player is never the same after an injury.That why some of them cry after beeing injuried.

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VerdMead96
01/10/2015
PL
146
points

I was certain that Player of the Week is going to be Daniel Sturridge. This guy is fantastic and makes the big difference, I would say he embellishes Liverpool's attack. Cooperation between him and Coutinho also looks promising. Daniel has been unlucky with injuries recently and I hope they are not going to haunt him anymore because The Reds and England national team really need him.


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VerdMead96
01/10/2015 22:19
Poland
Manchester United
146

I was certain that Player of the Week is going to be Daniel Sturridge. This guy is fantastic and makes the big difference, I would say he embellishes Liverpool's attack. Cooperation between him and Coutinho also looks promising. Daniel has been unlucky with injuries recently and I hope they are not going to haunt him anymore because The Reds and England national team really need him.

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VerdMead96
01/10/2015
PL
146
points

Some players are still the same after a bad injury. One of them is Sturridge for sure. But I know some players who couldn't reach their previous form after this awful experience. Among them are Fernando Torres and Radamel Falcao, both of them suffered a knee injury. I don't wish any football player a knee injury, it's one of the worst things which can happen in their career. For example Owen Hargreaves's career was ended by problems with his knees. I remember Dean Ashton who scored a beautiful bicycle kick goal against Man Utd. He was also forced to end his career because of ankle injury. When it comes to myself my worst injury was broken metatarsal bone and it happened when I was just 4 years old.


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VerdMead96
01/10/2015 22:30
Poland
Manchester United
146

Some players are still the same after a bad injury. One of them is Sturridge for sure. But I know some players who couldn't reach their previous form after this awful experience. Among them are Fernando Torres and Radamel Falcao, both of them suffered a knee injury. I don't wish any football player a knee injury, it's one of the worst things which can happen in their career. For example Owen Hargreaves's career was ended by problems with his knees. I remember Dean Ashton who scored a beautiful bicycle kick goal against Man Utd. He was also forced to end his career because of ankle injury. When it comes to myself my worst injury was broken metatarsal bone and it happened when I was just 4 years old.

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Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

That's depends on the kind of injury .I think Sturridge is one of the best player in the Premier League and he is in the same excellent state .


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Salloum
02/10/2015 02:18
Syria
Manchester United
1308

That's depends on the kind of injury .I think Sturridge is one of the best player in the Premier League and he is in the same excellent state .

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Rema
05/10/2015
RS
538
points

Great player and you can see that he is hungry for playing football. Yesterday when I was watching match Everton against Liverpool I heard the phrase one-two. Yesterday Coutinho played wonderful one-two with Milner. Also commentators on the sky sport were mentioned about Sturridge and Coutinho played one-two which caused Sturridge to scoring .


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Rema
05/10/2015 18:30
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Great player and you can see that he is hungry for playing football. Yesterday when I was watching match Everton against Liverpool I heard the phrase one-two. Yesterday Coutinho played wonderful one-two with Milner. Also commentators on the sky sport were mentioned about Sturridge and Coutinho played one-two which caused Sturridge to scoring .

hassan
08/10/2015
SD
1
points

Absolutely his career has been affected by injuries due to long stoppage from matches and training , Daniel is a creative and amazing man so i think his return back quickly .
i haven't suffer from bad injury .


hassan
08/10/2015 07:04
Sudan
Arsenal
1

Absolutely his career has been affected by injuries due to long stoppage from matches and training , Daniel is a creative and amazing man so i think his return back quickly .
i haven't suffer from bad injury .

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Rema
20/10/2015
RS
538
points

I can't open this page with one-two explanation.


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Rema
20/10/2015 22:23
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I can't open this page with one-two explanation.

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admin
21/10/2015
GB
7601
points

Hi Rema - Rich had linked this article to a great website called SportsDefinitions, but it looks like their site is down. Until it comes back... A one-two is a quick one-touch pass and return move between two players.


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admin
21/10/2015 09:44
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7601

Hi Rema - Rich had linked this article to a great website called SportsDefinitions, but it looks like their site is down. Until it comes back... A one-two is a quick one-touch pass and return move between two players.

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Rema
21/10/2015
RS
538
points

Thank Jack! I know what one-two mean but I want to read explanations from many resources. I found this definition: one-two is a passing move in which player 1 passes the football to player 2, who immediately passes it back to player 1(BBC).


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Rema
21/10/2015 19:09
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thank Jack! I know what one-two mean but I want to read explanations from many resources. I found this definition: one-two is a passing move in which player 1 passes the football to player 2, who immediately passes it back to player 1(BBC).

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Rema, I was also looking for the explanation of this expression. It's a very good and comprehensive definition you've found. Thank you!


nikosonris
23/11/2015 12:02
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Rema, I was also looking for the explanation of this expression. It's a very good and comprehensive definition you've found. Thank you!

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almirpereira
24/10/2015
BR
1315
points

all right!!!!! I'm Of +!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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almirpereira
24/10/2015 03:16
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

all right!!!!! I'm Of +!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I got a bad injury when I was 12 years old


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:28
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I got a bad injury when I was 12 years old

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

It's always very sad to watch great players being affected by injuries. If my memory doesn't fail me, there was another article/section on this web site telling about how players perform after their recovery from injuries (Michael Owen, Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero).


nikosonris
23/11/2015 12:08
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It's always very sad to watch great players being affected by injuries. If my memory doesn't fail me, there was another article/section on this web site telling about how players perform after their recovery from injuries (Michael Owen, Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero).

ulvirustemov
27/11/2015
AZ
47
points

Of course injury is bad for a footballer, however, not every one affected with the same ratio from injury. It depends on the physical body structure and the therapy that is loaded to a player


ulvirustemov
27/11/2015 09:34
Azerbaijan
Arsenal
47

Of course injury is bad for a footballer, however, not every one affected with the same ratio from injury. It depends on the physical body structure and the therapy that is loaded to a player

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aragorn1986
06/12/2015
ME
6922
points

A player is never the same after a bad injury. Sometimes they recover but in many cases they don't. But Sturridge is a young player and I believe we'll witness his comeback this year. This is his first injury after all.


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aragorn1986
06/12/2015 15:06
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

A player is never the same after a bad injury. Sometimes they recover but in many cases they don't. But Sturridge is a young player and I believe we'll witness his comeback this year. This is his first injury after all.

assemjuve
10/01/2016
PS
3433
points

The player is never the same after the injury,Stramatchony an italian player has been injured and never played again.


assemjuve
10/01/2016 16:24
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

The player is never the same after the injury,Stramatchony an italian player has been injured and never played again.

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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Umit Karan.
Uğur Boral.
Yes.2 years ago,my Achilles tendon ruptured.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 03:38
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Umit Karan.
Uğur Boral.
Yes.2 years ago,my Achilles tendon ruptured.

englishman
19/07/2016
DZ
1026
points

there are a lot of in Algeria as Rahim ...


englishman
19/07/2016 11:01
Algeria
Chelsea
1026

there are a lot of in Algeria as Rahim ...

englishman
19/07/2016
DZ
1026
points

a lot of them in Algeria Rahim is one of the whole ...


englishman
19/07/2016 11:04
Algeria
Chelsea
1026

a lot of them in Algeria Rahim is one of the whole ...

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kwesimanifest
08/08/2016
GH
14285
points

No there is a reduction in the efficiency of output by a recovered injured player


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kwesimanifest
08/08/2016 05:49
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

No there is a reduction in the efficiency of output by a recovered injured player

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/08/2016
GH
14285
points

Not really suffered a bad injury


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/08/2016 06:01
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Not really suffered a bad injury

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/08/2016
GH
14285
points

Eduardo Da Silva of arsenal in February 2008 suffered an injury an never continued with his footballing career.


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kwesimanifest
08/08/2016 06:08
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Eduardo Da Silva of arsenal in February 2008 suffered an injury an never continued with his footballing career.

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