21 Aug 2016 22:08:58
Personally, I may be disappointed but I still have high hopes. But not being a football tactics expert, I will still say we need a DM, a dedicated LB and a strike partner for sturridge if u insist on playing him. He is a goal poacher, his best season was working with a hustler like Suarez.

1.) 22 Aug 2016
21 Aug 2016 23:13:26

2.) 22 Aug 2016
21 Aug 2016 23:19:05
Not sure if Sturridge will ever get back that half a yard he has lost, he seems to be minding himself .

3.) 22 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 00:02:31
Sorry, but for me, Sturridge would be sold, He was awful for England, and even worse on Sat, did you know that your only as good as your last game, well here are some stats for the Burnley game for Sturridge, 0 shots on target, 0 chances created, 0 ariel duals won, 0 take on s, 0 crosses, and this, and no diss respect to Burnley, are a team who will finish close to the bottom of the league, if we want top four, do we want our main striker to finish the game with those stats, and just to mention, that we had about 80 per cent possession, another record stat, not good .

4.) 22 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 01:00:49
He's our best striker mate. Have you not been following our club the past few years?

5.) 22 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 03:00:54
Statistics for a single game are meaningless as a guide to form over a season, redforever. A knee-jerk reaction like many on here, though it is concerning that we looked toothless with so much possession. Time will tell whether this is a blip or part of a trend this season, because more teams than Burnley will try and park the bus.

6.) 22 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 04:30:51
on paper yes he is the best striker we have. But not the most suited for our game. He come way to deep to pick the ball and takes his sweet time to get in the box. I saw wini more in the box than sturridge. He will rarely pass or create always want to score a screamer and looses the ball. A team like west ham who is looking for a high profile striker should get him. He is fit for 10 games a year, you don't want a striker for 10 games.

{Ed001's Note - if you are referring to the weekend, then that was the result of the position he was being asked to play out on the right. There was no need to get in the box as no crosses of quality were coming in and there was no space there to receive a pass.}

7.) 22 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 13:49:42
Sturridge needs to be in and around the box, not floating on the right wing having x of amount of time. He's better when he's instinctive, not trying to be a playmaker.

Keep him in the box, and he will score as proven time and time again. Play him too deep or too wide and he'll waste possession as we've seen, time and time again.