Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed the origin of his famous dance celebration.
The Englishman started the celebration while playing for the London club, and he perfected it after signing for the Reds, where he scored more than 50 goals before leaving in 2019.
Sturridge has now revealed that the dance was born during a drinking spree with friends and a few family members in his apartment.
“It’s ‘The Sturridge dance’. It’s not ‘The Wave’ which FIFA called it, it’s not the name,” he said on his YouTube channel. "It’s ‘The Sturridge dance’ so let’s get that straight and fine and dandy.
"Hanging out with my cousins and my friends in my apartment. There was some house music playing, filming us, a couple of drinks flowing, you know. I literally just started doing that move. It wasn’t as smooth, it wasn’t as clean but I was a little bit tipsy and just decided to start moving that way. We all found it hilarious and then I was just like “You know what, if I score, I’ll do it!”
"I think the very first time I did the dance, we played Man United in the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge when I was playing for Chelsea. That was the first time I brought the dance out. Mind you, it’s evolved a lot since then. It wasn’t as smooth or as clean as it is now.”