Former Liverpool man admits he regrets leaving Anfield when he did

He left when Liverpool were just getting started.

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There have been many ex-Liverpool players in recent years who have discovered that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Philipe Coutinho career entered a free fall after his transfer to Barcelona in January 2018, and now finds himself playing in Qatar at 31.

Divock Origi left for AC Milan in 2022 in search of more game-time but has now returned to the Premier League with Nottingham Forest after a largely unsuccessful period in Milan.

Sadio Mane left Liverpool in the summer of 2022 as one of the best players in the world, finishing 2nd only behind Karim Benzema in the 2022 Ballon d’Or rankings.

After a difficult season at Bayern Munich, he now turns out for Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.

Former Liverpool man Daniel Sturridge was released in 2019, after the Reds’ Champions League triumph in Madrid.

The ex-Liverpool man has now revealed he regrets leaving Anfield when he did, wishing that he could’ve won the Premier League with his teammates the following season.

When asked which Premier Leaue title side in history he’d most love to play for, the striker mentioned winning the title with Liverpool (as quoted by The Boot Room):

“The Invincibles, some of my heroes played for that team”, Sturridge said to NowTV. “Playing along the likes of Thierry, Robert Pires and Bergkamp and those guys.”

“Of course, winning the Premier League with my teammates when I left Liverpool the season after would’ve been nice to be a part of that and to experience that with the guys considering the years I spent with them,”

Sturridge was an extremely talented striker, who was a big part of the team during his stay at Anfield. Therefore, it is a real shame that he did not get to experience Premier League glory with his teammates.

Unfortunately, injuries got the better of the Englishman, and although he has not officially announced his retirement, he has not played an official game since April 2022.

Sturridge is currently part of Sky Sports’ Premier League punditry team.

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