‘Chelsea shouldn’t have sold Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool’

Tony Cascarino believes Chelsea made a mistake in selling Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool back in January

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Daniel Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January Photo: Nike

Tony Cascarino believes Chelsea made a mistake in selling Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool following the striker’s impressive start to the season.

The England international has made an encouraging start to the new campaign, netting the winner in both of the Reds’ league games against Stoke City and Aston Villa.

And former Blues forward Cascarino admits he is disappointed that the 23-year-old was not handed more of a chance to impress at Stamford Bridge before his switch to Anfield back in January.

“It is a pity we didn’t see him in a Blue shirt playing a central role more often, because some of the goals he is getting are not just predator-type goals, they are great strikers goals,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“His goal on Saturday was an absolute piece of magic from him. His first touch was exceptional, then his ability to go round the keeper and then score with the outside of his boot – it was a fabulous goal.

“So many Chelsea fans are looking and thinking: ‘wow, Chelsea could bid £50m for this kid now!’

“I remember speaking to Mark Bowen a good few years ago when he was at Man City and they said the kid had the lot, a blistering turn of place, a good first touch, but they felt he just needed to be a bit more of a predator.

“Not only will Chelsea fans be thinking they would have loved to keep Sturridge at the club now, but Man City fans are probably thinking that too.”

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