Tony Cascarino hails Sturridge improvement.
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes his old club will live to regret selling striker Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool, he said in an interview with talkSPORT.
Sturridge made the move from Stamford Bridge to Anfield for around £12million in January, and has immediately found some of the best form of his career for his new club, scoring 13 goals in his first 18 appearances.
Two of those goals have been match-winners in Liverpool’s opening two games of the season, and his manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed a strong belief that he will be one of the stars of the Premier League this season.
Sturridge struggled to make an impression during his time at Chelsea, and was often misused in a wide position for the club, and Cascarino believes many Blues fans will now be hoping they make a big-money offer to buy him back.
“It is a pity we didn’t see him in a Blue shirt playing a central role more often, because some of the goals he is getting are not just predator-type goals, they are great strikers goals,” he said.
“His goal on Saturday was an absolute piece of magic from him. His first touch was exceptional, then his ability to go round the keeper and then score with the outside of his boot – it was a fabulous goal.
“So many Chelsea fans are looking and thinking, wow, Chelsea could bid £50million for this kid now!”
Chelsea have been on the lookout for a new striker for much of this summer and could perhaps do with a player of Sturridge’s quality now due to the poor form of the likes of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.