Three quarantines, six appearances, 138 minutes… and ZERO GOALS: Daniel Sturridge’s A-League hell is over as former Liverpool star is RELEASED by Perth Glory – and barely mentioned in a cold statement confirming his exit
- Daniel Sturridge has been released by Perth Glory following his miserable spell
- The former Liverpool star made just six appearances with injuries a factor
- Perth was barely given a mention in their statement confirming his departure
Former Liverpool and Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge has been released by Australian side Perth Glory in his latest career disappointment.
The 32-year-old’s record with the A-League club makes for grim reading. He made just six appearances totaling 138 minutes and scored zero goals. He also spent time in quarantine on three separate occasions after joining in October 2021.
His latest attempt to recurrent his career has failed, and he is now once again on the lookout for a club as a free agent.
Daniel Sturridge’s A-League hell is over after he was released by Perth Glory on Friday
Perth Glory finished the A-league season bottom of the table, with just four wins from 26 games.
They scored just 20 goals in that time – nine fewer than anyone else – and have today revealed their retained list, with Sturridge on the chopping block.
‘Injuries unfortunately restricted Sturridge to just six appearances,’ was the only mention of Sturridge in the media release.
Four other players have left the club following the expiration of their contracts.
Sturridge spent six-and-a-half seasons at Liverpool between 2013 and 2019, scoring 67 goals in 160 games, but repeated injuries took their toll.
Sturridge was a hit with the fans, but failed to perform on the pitch and didn’t score for the club
Sturridge was released earlier today, alongside four other players at Perth Glory
Sturridge career stats
Clubs: Manchester City, Chelsea, Bolton (loan), Liverpool, West Brom (loan), Trabzonspor, Perth Glory
Club apps: 325
Club goals: 109
International caps: 26
International goals: 8
He also racked up appearances for Manchester City and Chelsea earlier on in his career, and joined West Brom on loan in January 2018, where he also failed to score.
After leaving Liverpool, he joined Turkish side Trabzonspor and seemed to be finding some form, scoring four goals in 13 games, but his three-year deal was terminated in May 2021 when he was given a four-month ban from all football for breaching betting rules.
Perth Glory CEO Tony Pignata told SEN’s The Global Game in April that Sturridge’s spell in Perth was ‘disappointing,’ and that he has ‘high hopes’ for the Englishman.
He said: ‘It has been disappointing. We had high hopes when we signed Daniel. It hasn’t worked.
‘From a marketing point of view, the first game, we had 18,000 on the back of him arriving and the hype. Then unfortunately he got injured.’
Sturridge’s career has been blighted with injuries and a lack of consistency. Despite achievements such as winning the Champions League with Liverpool, where he formed a formidable strike partnership with Luis Suarez, his career may well be looked back on as a case of what might have been.
The forward was part of the 2019 Champions League winning squad under Jurgen Klopp