'I can't lie' – Liverpool striker snubs teammates when asked who his favourite players are
By Laura O’Leary
Daniel Sturridge named his ultimate starting eleven, and not one of his teammates were able to make the cut.
In an interview with LFC TV, the 28-year-old striker created his attacking team opting to use the formation 4-2-4 to best showcase it.
The team had to be made up of players that the striker had either played with or against during his career.
Daniel Sturridge’s team consisted of many Premier League greats such as Petr Cech, John Terry, Vincent Kompany and Ashley Cole.
He also had room for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who he singled out for special praise. “I can’t lie,” Sturridge said, “as target men go, he was unstoppable.”
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While there was no room for any of his current teammates at Liverpool, two former Liverpool stars were able to make the cut.
Sturridge selected both Steven Gerrard and Nicolas Anelka for his side.
Gerrard made 701 appearances during his time at Anfield, scoring 184 goals and grabbing 105 assists.
Anelka’s spell at the Reds was much shorter, he spent a season on loan at Liverpool in the 2001/2002 season.
The striker made 20 appearances and scored four goals during his time at the club.
Sturridge rounded off his team with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Andrea Pirlo and Thiago Silva to truly make one all-star line-up.
The England international was not called up to the latest England squad by Gareth Southgate for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
This season, the striker has played 12 games for Liverpool across all competitions, scoring three goals and grabbing two assists.
One of those three goals was the striker’s first Champions League goal for Liverpool, despite being at the club since 2013.
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