Sturridge a key to liverpool v Manchester United

by Thomas

sturridge-liverpoolAhead of the eagerly anticipated encounter between Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League, the latter’s new signing Daniel Sturridge has said that there is no bigger club in England than the Merseyside outfit, something that is likely to get him a bit of stick on Sunday afternoon.

Sturridge has played for Manchester City, Chelsea and now Liverpool, so it is safe to say that he might not be the most popular man with the Premier League-leaders, especially after his recent comments.

Liverpool were of course by far and away the biggest club in England with their outstanding 18 Premier League titles, but United have now managed to claim 19. However, the Merseysiders have been able to call themselves the Champions of Europe five times, whereas United have only had that tag twice.

It is something that is sure to cause debate as there will be plenty of split opinions and Sturridge has had his say.

“It is the biggest club I have ever played for.” He said.

The striker then added: “In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool.
“I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible.”

Despite their recent decline, Liverpool are still one of the big boys when it comes to English football and the former Chelsea front-man certainly has a point.If he feels as though he is at the biggest Premier League club, then he needs to put in performances of the highest quality, starting on Sunday.

Sturridge got his career with the Reds off to a decent start with a goal in the FA Cup win over Mansfield, but now he faces a massive test.

In terms of the betting for this game, it is no surprise that Manchester United are the favourites to take all three points as they are at 11/12.

You can then back Liverpool at 7/2 win here, with Sturridge being an 11/4 shot to score at anytime.

However, one bet that does look to be a decent bit of value is Robin van Persie breaking the deadlock as it is at 3/1.

It looks set to be a cracking encounter between England’s top two clubs, in terms of history.

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