Daniel Sturridge is a brave man. Three goals in three games for his new club might suggest otherwise, but his decision to come to Liverpool was certainly a risky one; as any failed signing of the past three years could tell him, the benefit of the doubt is something rarely afforded to a new face beyond their first press conference. Those bountiful reserves of patience which the fanbase could once pride themselves on, have run dry. It is, we might say, just as well that Sturridge has started so prolifically – with a ratio of anything less than one goal per-game, who knows how quickly his stock might have fallen...
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