Daniel Sturridge made the dream return from injury, but was he the most missed player this season…
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge made the dream comeback from his injury nightmare against West Ham United on Saturday, taking just 12 minutes to find the net after coming on as a second-half substitute.
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The incredible impact of Sturridge’s introduction begs the question of where the club could have been this season if the 25-year-old had not endured five months out on the sidelines. How many goals would Sturridge have scored?
Of course, this is a problem that is experienced regularly up and down the country. Players get injured, and a team’s form subsequently drops – but who has been missed the most? We rank the top ten from the Premier League so far this season:
10) Victor Wanyama (Southampton)
The holding midfielder limped off during the FA Cup win over Ipswich and will likely prove a big miss for the Saints. As integral to the South Coast side as Morgan Schneiderlin, there is not enough strength in depth to cover for both being out.