Daniel Sturridge has been in fine goal scoring form for Liverpool this season with 8 Premier League goals already to his name. His best goal out of those eight has to be his chip against West Brom as the Reds raced to a 4-1 victory.
Speaking to the Guardian, Sturridge revealed that he learnt that technique from from Chelsea team mate Deco and one is only able to pull off such moves in a game when they are buzzing with confidence; something Sturridge is not short of right now.
Sturridge said, “I learned that one from Deco at Chelsea, where he’d do it a lot in training. It’s started coming off for me, too, and it’s important to try things.
“In the past I’d felt I didn’t want to try something because I might get shot down for it. I’d tried it with England and the goalkeeper, I think it was against Poland, saved it. This time it came off.
“Sometimes you have to try these things and play without risk. As a youngster that’s how it was: you tried to express yourself out on the pitch as much as you can. Maybe I stopped trying things when I got into the first team, but now I’m more comfortable and doing things off the cuff again. With the chip I just looked up and thought: ‘I’m going to go for it.’
“In the past I wouldn’t have gone for that; maybe I would have cut back or tried to play someone in, or took a normal shot. But when you feel more comfortable and confident you do try things you maybe wouldn’t have done.”