Daniel Sturridge doesn’t regret the fact that he went to play for his national side England in the friendly game against Germany in spite of being hampered by a thigh injury.
Sturridge returned from the national duty with a worsened thigh and as a result, the Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, didn’t give him the starting opportunity in the Merseyside derby which was played on Saturday.
Later on, while talking to the reporters, Rodgers even expressed his disappointment over the situation.
But, for Sturridge, the national team comes first and he thinks that it was his duty to go and play for the Three Lions at Wembley.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Sturridge said, “No matter how your body is feeling like, if the England boss has included you in the squad, you have got to go. It doesn’t matter if you have got a minor injury.”
“I was given a chance by Roy and I feel honoured every time I get to wear that England jersey.”
Sturridge has been one of the stand-out performers for the Reds in the 2013-14 Season and it’s because of his brilliant form that Liverpool is currently placed at the second position in the Premier League points table.
Sturridge has made a total of 14 appearances for Liverpool this season and has found the net 11 times. These numbers are enough to indicate what kind of form he is in at the moment.
When asked about the condition of his thigh currently, Sturridge said, “The pain is still there, but, it’s not as bad as it was a few days back. It’s vital for me not to stop training. I want to start the next game against Hull City.”
Liverpool will take on Hull City at The Kingston Communications Stadium on Monday.