Sturridge’s 50 EPL goals broken down

Daniel Sturridge notched his 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool in dramatic fashion on Saturday as they secured a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

With 89 minutes on the clock at Stamford Bridge, substitute Sturridge dispatched a jaw-dropping, long-range curler over Kepa Arrizabalaga and into the far top corner.

The pin-point strike preserved Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the top-flight season and was a fitting way for the No.15 to hit the half-century landmark, previously achieved for the Reds by Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt.

The breakdown of his 50 goals below shows Sturridge has scored a wide-range of strikes during his 103 top-flight appearances for the club.

But if he’s in the box and the ball is on his left foot, then watch out.

His most productive away ground is Craven Cottage, where he has scored four times for the Reds, while his favourite opponents are Newcastle United and Aston Villa, against whom he has scored five times.

Liverpool FC: Liverpool don’t need to sell despite £40.5m loss

Ian Ayre

Ian Ayre, Liverpool’s managing director has confirmed that there is no pressure on Liverpool Football club to sell their star players despite an increase in the club’s debts to £87.2 million.

Accounts released on Monday shows a rise in debt of £21.8 million during the ten-month period from August 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012.

Ayre told Sky Sports:

“We won’t be selling anyone because of the financial position.  If we are selling anyone, it will be because they are deemed by the manager to be surplus to his requirements and if that happens we will be replacing them and bringing new players in as we always do.  There’s no panic on our part. We feel that we are making progress and improving all the time.  Our aspiration for the next couple of years, as the rules will dictate, is to break even and then to make a profit beyond that.”

Andy Carroll(loan), Joe Cole, Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez are some of the players that were transferred out in the last year due to their hefty pay packets at Anfield.  However Ayre has confirmed Liverpool won’t be selling players and confirmed will remain competitive in the transfer market.

The new Warrior kit deal worth £25million a year for six years isn’t included in the recent report.