Swansea 2 Liverpool 2: I don’t feel fit, admits Daniel Sturridge
Swansea 2 Liverpool 2: Daniel Sturridge admits he is still not 100 per cent fit after the striker helps Reds earn a point
Daniel Sturridge insisted he is still not 100 per cent fit after the striker helped Liverpool secure a draw at Swansea on Monday.
Ex-Reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey gave the home side the lead after just 87 seconds, but his sloppy back-pass set up Sturridge, who needed no second invitation to net his fourth league goal of the season.
Victor Moses then put Liverpool ahead after Shelvey gifted him possession, but the Swans sealed a point as Michu netted his first league goal of the season.
Sturridge was playing his first game after sitting out England’s recent World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine with a thigh injury.
And the 24-year-old revealed that he is not yet feeling back to full fitness.
“To be honest with you I don’t feel fit,” Sturridge told Sky Sports.
“I trained for the first time with the team on Friday after the England games.
“Obviously I was disappointed not to be there [for England] as it was a big opportunity for me. Hopefully I’ll be OK and selected to play in the next one if the manager thinks I’m good enough.”
Monday’s draw hoisted Liverpool back up to the top of the Premier League table, one point ahead of second-placed Arsenal.
And Sturridge felt Brendan Rodgers’ men could have taken all three points in South Wales.
“In the end we’re a little bit disappointed because we were winning the game,” he continued.
“When you’re in control and you concede a goal it’s obviously disappointing – but I think we showed the character not to lose the game and we almost won it at the end as well.
“We’re disappointed but at the same time we’re back to the top of the league and we’ll push on to the next game name.”