Free agent Daniel Sturridge is making a come-and-get-me plea with a social media post highlighting his 32nd birthday being ‘fit as a fiddle’…with former Liverpool striker now 18 MONTHS without club
- Former England international Daniel Sturridge celebrates his 32nd birthday
- The ex-Liverpool star has now been without a club for over 18 months
- Sturridge was training with Real Mallorca in Spain, but a deal failed to materialize
- Attacker has five major accolades to his name, including two Champions Leagues
Daniel Sturridge has reassured all clubs who may be interested in his services that he is “fitter than a fiddle” and “more motivated than ever before”.
The former Liverpool star and England international has just celebrated his 32nd birthday and has now reached 18 months without a club after a brief stint in Turkey.
Sturridge, who has 119 career goals to his name, shows no sign of wanting to retire. His latest social media post comes across as a come-and-get-me plea for clubs in need of a striker.
Daniel Sturridge published a series of photos of himself looking fit and healthy on his 32nd birthday
On Wednesday, while on vacation, Sturridge uploaded three photos of himself taking in the sun’s rays and looking healthy and well.
He captioned the photos: ‘Year 32. More motivated than I’ve ever been in my life to be successful. Older, wiser and fit as a violin. God is good.
“Thank you all for the birthday messages. Means a lot.’
A string of his former Liverpool teammates were quick to comment and offer their congratulations, including Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren.
The ex-England international left home in 2019 after Liverpool’s European victory
Sturridge had recently been in touch with Liverpool captain Henderson when the pair decided to train together in warm weather in Spain for the season.
Sturridge had traveled to the country following an invitation from Real Mallorca, who had expressed an interest in bringing him to La Liga for the 2021-22 season.
After undergoing spell training at the club, no deal came for Sturridge.
The last time Sturridge kicked a ball professionally was in Turkey, after signing for Trabzonspor in August 2019.
The striker signed a three-year deal with the club, but less than seven months later his contract was mutually terminated, despite scoring seven goals in 16 games and providing three assists.
Just seven months after signing for Trabzonspor in Turkey, Sturridge had torn up his deal
The striker has five major honours, including two Champions League trophies
Controversy obscured the striker, with Sturridge subsequently being given a four-month global football ban for violating the gambling rules, after which an appeals committee fined him £150,000 for the offence.
To date, Sturridge has five major accolades to his name, including two Champions League trophies – the last won during his last season at Anfield – two FA Cups and the Premier League title.
In the past 12 months, he has been closely associated with returning to British football, with Sheffield United and Rangers respectively.