Craig Bellamy: Liverpool FC star is a really top striker

The former Liverpool player praised the out-of-favour striker who has seen opportunities limited since the success of the Merseyside clubs’ frontline

Liverpool FC striker Daniel Sturridge Photo: Daniel Sturridge / Instagram

Craig Bellamy has spoken in support of Liverpool FC striker Daniel Sturridge after he scored the final goal in the 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.

Sturridge came off the bench to score with his first touch with just minutes to go in the game.

Sturridge has seen himself fall down the pecking order since the arrival of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

However, former Liverpool FC forward Bellamy believes there is life in him still.

Bellamy told Sky Sports: “He is a really top player. He is a good kid. He is really impressive.

“He can see a pass. He can create.

“He has an eye for goal.”

Sturridge was part of the fabled SAS strike-force at Liverpool which came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title in 2014.

His partnership with Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling captured the imagination of Liverpool fans, but since they have been dethroned by Salah, Firmino and Mane.

Sturridge has struggled with fitness throughout his career, and his time in Liverpool has been no different.

However, he has shown his class on the occasions he has been able to play, which led to him leading the line during England’s 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.

Bellamy’s assessment of the player is correct, and if any of the current front-three at Liverpool were to get injured, Sturridge could still have another chapter to write on Merseyside.

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