Sturridge: Without football... I would have become an actor

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has made the interesting revelation that he would have become an actor had he not gone into football.

In a personal interview with the Daily Mail, the 24-year-old admitted he likes the theatre and enjoyed studying drama at school.

Sturridge loves his current job, though, and has stressed the importance of dedication to achieve one's goals - in any walk of life.

"I like going to the theatre. I was decent at school and if I hadn’t been a footballer I would have been an actor," the Reds forward said.

"I love my job. But I’ve always thought that you have to be dedicated. My dad’s brought me up to be dedicated. My parents I should say. They made a lot of sacrifices, moving to Manchester with me when I was 13 and showing a lot of belief. So I had to repay them.

"I’ve had to make sacrifices. At 15, 16 I didn’t used to go out. I used to make sure I was at home, watching Spanish league football at weekends, Match of the Day. That was my weekend, that was what was fun to me. But I also didn’t want to let my parents down and waste maybe five years of their lives.

"If I miss a pass in a match I will ask the coaches to recreate the moment in the next training session so I can avoid making the mistake again. ‘Hard work is the key to all of this, and that is something I’ve learnt from Luis [Suarez] but also from my family."

Luckily for Sturridge, the 24-year-old will have plenty of hard work ahead as Liverpool head to Old Trafford for another vital Premier League clash this weekend.

The England man scored the winner when Manchester United came to Anfield earlier this season and Brendan Rodgers will be looking for more from his deadly strikers as they look to inflict a crushing blow at the hands of their fierce rivals.

Sturridge, meanwhile, will be hoping it won't quite be Mission Impossible for the once budding actor this weekend.

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