Daniel Sturridge reveals just why he does his trademark dance celebration

His favoured alternative would see him receive a booking

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Daniel Sturridge has revealed that he only does his trademark dance every time he scores because his favourite celebration of pulling his shirt over his head would see him receive a booking each time he does it.

The Liverpool striker returned from injury after five months on the sidelines with a groin injury at the weekend, scoring in the Reds 2-0 win over West Ham.

The 25-year-old striker said in a interview with BBC Match of the Day magazine magazine that his trademark dance routine only came about because of the rule which stipulates pulling your shirt over your head will warrant a booking.


"Back in the day the best celebration was the shirt over the head, but now that's a yellow card – that's how this one started," he said.

Fabrizio Ravanelli was a fan of pulling his shirt over his head in celebration - before the rule changed to make it an automatic booking

'It's been a long time and I was just desperate to get back out there and help my team win some games – that's really the most important thing for me."






Read the full Daniel Sturridge interview in this week's BBC Match of the Day magazine.