Daniel Sturridge has admitted that his goal against Sunderland came off his arm. We all saw it clearly following the replays on TV but the officials missed it during the game and even the Sunderland players did not see it as there was very little protest from them when the ball went in to give Liverpool the 1-0 lead.
“It’s a great ball from Stevie, it’s gone over the defender’s head and it was last minute, I’ve obviously tried to head it but I guess my heading’s not good enough,” Sturridge said.
“The ball’s just gone in off my arm but I wouldn’t do that on purpose. Sometimes these things happen.”
Liverpool were due a bit of luck at the Stadium of Light following the beach ball saga of 2009. Sometimes the officials get it wrong and it is in our favour and sometimes it is against us, that is just how the game goes I guess.
Sturridge also praised Suarez’s return to Premier League football following is 10 match ban, “It’s great to have him back in, he gives us options and he’s one of the best forwards in the league. We form a good partnership.”
As long as both Sturridge and Suarez can remain fit and out of trouble, we arguably have the best strike pairing in the League right now and scoring goals should not be a problem for us. We just need that supply to them which will hopefully come from Coutinho when he is fit again and from the right in the form of Glen Johnson when he too recovers from injury. The future is certainly looking bright for the Reds.