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The 26-year-old Injury prone English striker has been hailed as the second best striker in the Premier League, behind the prolific Sergio Ageuro, by former Liverpool defender and current pundit Jamie Carragher.

Sturridge has been plagued by injury woes since that fateful 2013-14 season where he scored 21 goals in 29 appearances, but since then he has appeared in only 15 matches out of 51, with many appearance coming from the bench. Nevertheless, former Liverpool player and now TV pundit Jamie Carragher has stated that the Englishman is a big talent and the second best striker in the Premier League.

a When Daniel Sturridge is fit and firing, Sergio Aguero is the only striker who is better than him in the Barclays Premier League. Thata s how highly I rate Daniel.a , he said. [Via:Squawka.com]

a He destroyed Aston Villa in September and I hoped then that would be the start of a long run leading Liverpoola s attack but, since that game on September 26, he has only made one appearance.a

Sturridge — worth the worry?

Despite all the positive feelings towards Daniel Sturridge, the fact remains that injuries have derailed a major part of his playing career. Even new manager Jurgen Klopp has come out recently to say that Sturridge needs to deal with pain better.

The Anfield based club now have a number of options up front including proven premier league goal scorer Christian Benteke, Brazilian Roberto Firmino and even ex-Burnley striker Danny Ings. Yet, the feeling is that there’s a starting XI spot for Sturridge whenever he returns from injury.

Although he does possess the talent to succeed, Sturridge must now focus on becoming fit for life as a full time footballer if he wants to salvage his career and before Liverpool FC lose patience with him.