Injury problems have continued to derail the erstwhile Liverpool star’s football career, with a stint in the A-League is now the most current setback.
Daniel Sturridge, a famous Liverpool and Chelsea striker, was released by Perth Glory on Friday after playing fewer than 140 minutes of football in an injury-plagued season.
The 32-year-old former ex England international began only one of the six games he appeared in and struggled to convert as Glory ended last in the 12-team A-League with four victories from 26 games.
Sturridge was among six players released by Glory on Friday, the same day that former Australia midfielder Ruben Zadkovich was named coach for the next two years.
Ex Ireland striker Andy Keogh helped Glory reach the 2018-19 league final, has resigned and will join the club’s recruiting team, the club announced.
Sturridge, who departed the Premier League in 2019, had a year in Australia that’s even lower than the one he had in Turkey with Trabzonspor in 2019-20, when he appeared in 11 games and scored four goals.
Daniel Andre Sturridge is an English pro footballer who most briefly played for Perth Glory in the A-League. He has represented England and also Manchester City, Chelsea, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool, and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, and he has also featured for Turkish Süper Lig team Trabzonspor.
Sturridge played four years at the Aston Villa academy until joining Coventry City. In 2003, he joined with Manchester City. He maintained his career at City, where he appeared in two FA Youth Championship games. He got his first-team breakthrough in the 2007–08 season, being the only player in history to strike in the FA Youth Cup, FA Cup, and Premier League all together in the same season.
He left City in 2009 to join Chelsea, where he was sent out to Bolton Wanderers for the second portion of the 2010–11 season. He rejoined to Chelsea for the 2011–12 season after a good loan spell with Bolton, where he scored eight goals in 12 games.
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