Daniel Sturridge’s brilliant solo goal which gave Liverpool a valuable away point at Stamford Bridge has been celebrated by his team-mates in the dressing room massively, manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed.
The Engish forward was brought in to the game for the last five minutes when the Merseysiders were trailed by one goal due to a first-half strike from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. The Blues looked set to grind out a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge but the English striker’s 89th effort from long range changed the whole scene.
The shot took Chelsea shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga completely by surprise and the ball deftly nested into the top corner of the goal to ensure Liverpool a point from the encounter.
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Sturridge a keen dancer and a profound goal celebrator with his trademark style, however, chose not to feast against Chelsea out of respect for his former employers.
But Jurgen Klopp now has revealed that after arriving at the dressing room, the player celebrated the draw and out of honour, danced around Sturridge to celebrate his strike.
On the goal, Klopp told BT Sport: “It’s so good and so deserved. I’m so happy for him – everybody, when he came in the dressing room, the whole dressing room was dancing.
“He had a difficult time, of course; now he has a wonderful time. Coming in and being fresh and making decisions is so important. He had a similar situation last game and you see what a footballer he is – fantastic goal.”
After struggling to play a part in the team and being shipped out on loan to West Brom at the end of last season, Sturridge looks to have turned to Liverpool fit and firing this term.
The 29-year-old forward has already scored four goals this season, joint top scorer of Liverpool side this season with Mane, despite only managing two starts this campaign.
And following his superb display, the player now could ring a bell to the manager’s ear who could now give him another start against Napoli ahead of Roberto Firmino in the Champions League clash against Napoli on Wednesday.