Daniel Sturridge has messaged Naby Keita after the Liverpool midfielder was seen inadvertently copying his signature dance move during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton at Anfield.
An image of Keita in Sturridge’s pose went viral on social media over the weekend.
The Guinea international raised his arms to protest his innocence as Everton’s Anthony Gordon went to ground inside the Liverpool box.
Referee Stuart Attwell saw that Gordon had dived, however, and showed a yellow card to the 21-year-old.
While attempting to avoid making contact with Gordon, Keita did ‘the Sturridge’.
Check it out:
Keita is doing the Sturridge Dance while Gordon dive pic.twitter.com/oKcEvoJKOn— Kei けい (@takumina0118) April 24, 2022
Others on social media were quick to make the same observation:
Daniel Sturridge’s message to Naby Keita
And now Sturridge himself has joined in on the fun.
“There’s never a wrong time to drop this move,” the former England international said on his Instagram story, tagging in Keita.
Danie Sturridge has posted this lm Instagram, and you gotta love it! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/3dm8c9dfAB— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 25, 2022
Fair play, Daniel.
What happened to Daniel Sturridge?
He scored 24 goals in 33 appearances during his first full campaign with the Merseyside outfit and was unfortunate to miss out on a Premier League winners’ medal that season.
The attacking triumvirate that he was part of, alongside Luis Suarez and a young Raheem Sterling, had Liverpool fans on the edge of their seats throughout 2013-14.
Sadly, though, injuries hindered Sturridge’s career and prevented him from becoming a Premier League great.
Now 32, Sturridge currently plies his trade with Australian side Perth Glory but will always hold fond memories from his spell at Liverpool.
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