Liverpool star 'sick' and 'heartbroken' after England defeat

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge could not hide his emotion after England's 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.

The Liverpool striker played his part during Wayne Rooney's equaliser in the Three Lions' make-or-break clash but failed to find the target during a frustrating night for Roy Hodgson's side.

England are now left with an almost impossible scenario, where qualification from Group D is still mathematically possible - but exceedingly unlikely.

After the defeat, Sturridge could not hide his disappointment on Twitter, apologising to all his fans and admitting he was 'gutted.'


England can still qualify if they beat Costa Rica by enough goals to finish with a better goal difference than all their Group D rivals - and if Italy beat both the Uruguayans and Costa Rica.

Anything less, however, and the Three Lions' brief World Cup adventure will be over.

Uruguay took a first-half lead through Luis Suarez, before the same man - Sturridge's Liverpool team-mate - struck late on after an error from Reds (and England) captain Steven Gerrard.

  TeamSuccessful Final Third PassesTouchesSuccessful DribblesTotal Scoring AttMins
Daniel Sturridge England 8 50 3 5 90

Sturridge's performance could have been better for the Three Lions - but his disappointment may have made him overly apologetic on social media.

As Opta stats show, the 24-year-old completed three successful dribbles and took five shots, also making 50 touches and eight successful final-third passes. Sturridge, then, was a lively presence in Hodgson's side.

Obviously, however, his contribution - along with that of the rest of the England team - did not prove enough to save them from another defeat at this year's World Cup.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch