Liverpool striker: My Tesco woe!

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

Equaliser against Everton leaves Sturridge in a tricky shopping position.

Daniel Sturridge may have made himself a hero among Liverpool fans with his last-gasp equaliser against Everton, but it seems he’s paying a very dear price.

Sturridge headed in Steven Gerrard’s free-kick to make it 3-3 at GoodisonPark on Saturday, salvaging a point for the Reds during a tumultuous Merseyside derby.

However, it seems he has rather annoyed the blue half of the city, and in particular a member of staff at his local supermarket.

Sturridge told the Liverpool Echo: “The guy on the checkout in the supermarket told me he wouldn’t serve me if I scored so I’m not going in my local Tesco for a while now.

“The fella knows who he is, I know who he is. I don’t intend to go in there for the next few days. Maybe I'll pop in next week just to check whether he’s okay and to see whether we can move on from this.”

Sturridge also revealed that I was advice from his skipper which enabled him to get into position for the equaliser. It was Gerrard’s pin-point delivery which Sturridge met at the near post to make it 3-3, and the striker said the delivery was pure quality.

“Steven told me to attack the near post and I'm glad I took his advice,” said Sturridge. “The delivery was brilliant and I was just able to direct it into the far corner.

“It was a remarkable game to be a part of. I wasn’t too sure whether I would get on as we were holding onto a lead at 2-1.

“Sometimes when you are holding onto a lead you don't want to make changes because it can affect the team.

“But when they scored the manager told me to warm up again and then put me on there. I am just glad that I was able to help us get a draw.”

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