The only thing anyone needs to take away from this weekend is that the Liverpool squad danced around Daniel Sturridge after his 89th minute strike against Chelsea. After a game full of missed chances, Liverpool were able to secure a draw with Sturridge’s out-of-the-box shot, and quite frankly, dancing around him is the least the players could do as thanks.
Sturridge was a substitute in this game, as he has been in several so far this season, but continued his recent streak of making magic in whatever time he gets on the pitch.
“All credit to Studge — that goal showed his quality,” defender Joe Gomez told the Liverpool Echo. “He had only been on the pitch for a few minutes. He had only had a couple of touches and then pulled that out of the bag. That sums him up, really.
“I don’t think many players would even have taken on the shot from where he was. The angle was unbelievable. It shows the belief he’s got in himself. All of us at the football club know how good Studge is and we’re really happy for him.”
Sturridge has netted four goals so far this season, which is already one more than he scored in 2017/18, when another string of terrible injuries and a disappointing loan at West Brom seemed to spell the end of his career at Anfield. But this brilliant return to form is not at all surprising to his teammates.
“I could see it from the first day of pre-season,” Gomez said. “He was right on it from the get-go. He has attacked everything. He’s been so focused the whole time in training. He has hardly missed a session.
“To have Studge fully fit and firing is massive for us this season. He’s right up there in terms of strikers in the world.
“We all know how good he can be. I am just happy for him. We were all buzzing that he was able to contribute like that.”
There will hopefully be plenty more dancing in everyone’s future, most of all Sturridge’s.