Liverpool Balls: Sturridge Says England More Important Than Reds And Vice-Versa
LIVERPOOL’S Daniel Sturridge only made it onto Everton’s pitch in the 79th minute of last weekend’s derby match. The reason was that he’d been less than sparkling in training. Brendan Rodgers says: “If you want to be a champions, you have to be ready. For this game, I just felt Daniel wasn’t ready.” Daniel went on to score in the 88th minute.
Sturridge had spent the week before the match playing 90 minutes for England against Germany. He said:
“For me, regardless of what condition you are in, if you are selected by the manager of England you go out there and do the best you can, regardless of whether you are injured or not. The manager gave me that opportunity and it was a pleasure to put the England shirt on. Fit or not fit, you go out and do your best.”
Can this be the same Sturridge who told the Liverpool FC website back in September:
“I’m more worried about Liverpool and more worried about putting in good performances for us, us winning games and challenging for trophies. That is my main ambition – it’s not about playing for England.”
It’s all about consistency.