Alan Shearer Isn't Impressed With Daniel Sturridge's Move To West Brom
Daniel Sturridge went from being linked to Inter Milan to moving to West Brom but Alan Shearer joined Ian Wright in expressing their opinion that he should have moved to Newcastle instead.
Once upon a time Daniel Sturridge was one of three men whose goal scoring ability nearly took Liverpool to their first league title in the Premier League era alongside Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez.
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However when Suarez and Sterling both left for Barcelona and Manchester City respectively rather than become the man to move the Reds on to success Sturridge lost form, kept getting injured and never fit into any of Jurgen Klopp's plans.
Finally yesterday he joined West Brom on loan after rejecting Newcastle United and former Arsenal forward Ian Wright told BBC 5 Live that he didn't agree with the decision, saying, "Being a Newcastle hero is different from West Brom, with all due respect to West Brom.
"Newcastle, it's the kind of thing for me, we're talking about a set of fans, that will literally, if you want to get a lift what you are playing because you feel like you haven't had love for the last three or four years. To me, right now if I was in his position, I would have probably chosen Newcastle."
Perhaps unwhat unsurprisingly Alan Shearer, a man who knows all about how passionate and loving the crowd at St James' Park can be, agreed with his former Three Lions colleague:
Sturridge was born in the Midlands and explained that the area being home was part of his reason for moving to the Hawthorns, "The manager spoke very well when we talked about the challenge with the team, there was the style of play and this feels like it was the right fit at the right time.
"I've got some friends here who are West Brom fans so I can't let them down as much as the any of the Albion supporters. Coming here, I'm back home. When I've played here, it had a home feel for me.
"I'm seeing faces in the stands that I've known growing up. It's a good feeling for me being here."
Having turned down Manchester United in favour of his hometown club Newcastle perhaps Shearer will understand after all...