That’s because Liverpool take on Manchester United at Anfield in what promises to be a hugely entertaining and fiercely competitive Premier League game.
While Sturridge is likely to start for the Reds, Rooney is set to be deployed in attack by United manager Louis van Gaal.
Both are superb forwards, but who has been better so far this season?
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Sturridge has scored just three goals and provided only one assist in the Premier League so far this season, but one needs to remember that he has had injury problems this campaign.
However, the fact that the 25-year-old has been able to make just over one penalty area entry per game should be a concern, especially when one considers that Rooney has made over three penalty area entries per match despite not always playing as a forward.
From the Opta Stats table above, it also seems that the Liverpool forward is more adventurous than Rooney in terms of taking shots.