Daniel Sturridge has suggested that he regrets leaving Liverpool in the summer of 2019 after winning the Champions League.
The striker, who was named as a pundit for Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premier League at the start of the season, scored 67 goals in 120 appearances for the Reds after signing from Chelsea in January 2013. However, injuries would ultimately decimate his Anfield career.
While he would initially shine for Liverpool, memorably scoring a career-best 21 league goals in 2013/14 season as part of a devastating strike-partnership alongside Luis Suarez, recurring injuries ensured he was rarely more than a bit-part player under Jurgen Klopp.
As a result, the former England international was an unused substitute when the Reds beat Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 Champions League final, before being allowed to leave the club as a free agent that summer once his contract expired. Liverpool would go on to win the Premier League title the following season, and would lift every major honour on offer to them under Klopp before 2022.
Speaking to NOW TV, Sturridge was asked which great Premier League-winning side he would have liked to play in. And while the boyhood Arsenal fan initially picked the Gunners’ Invincibles sides of 2003/04, he also admitted he’d wished he’d been able to stay at Anfield for another season.
“The Invincibles, some of my heroes played for that team.,” he answered. “So you know, if I could have been involved in that team, playing alongside Thierry and Dennis Bergkamp and Pires and all those guys.
“But of course, winning the Premier League with my teammates when I left Liverpool the season after would’ve been nice to be a part of that, to experience that with the guys considering all the years I spent with them.”