Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge snubbed former Reds teammate Luis Suarez in order to pick Nicolas Anelka in his ultimate XI. The 28-year-old played alongside the likes of Anelka and Didier Drogba during his time at Chelsea, and he had no second thought picking the pair in a 4-4-2 formation.
In a report covered by Metro, Sturridge spoke about the guidance offered by Anelka during their time in west London, he said: "Growing up, I was an Arsenal fan and Anelka was my favourite striker at the time so I’ve got an affinity to him. He helped me out a lot and gave me a lot of advice. I love the way he plays the game – he’s just so elegant on the pitch. ‘The way he ran, the way he passed the ball, the way he used to chop defenders which is something that I took from him. He’s probably the best player I’ve seen at faking to shoot to create himself a yard which, in the box, is everything as a striker. He could create goals. He could do everything."