Daniel Sturrdige has always divided the opinion of the Liverpool fans who pour into the Transfer Tavern over the past few seasons. Such uncertainty seems to be almost naturally associated with the England star, following reports in the Sun club manager Jurgen Klopp could still drop him.
Despite a wonderful performance against Bournemouth yesterday in which he scored and assisted, Klopp has revealed that no player is guaranteed a place in his starting lineup.
‘Nobody is undroppable. I never look at any player and think ‘I can’t leave him out,’ announced the German tactician.
‘As a manager I decide if I play with one, two, three or four strikers.’
A nightmare spell with injuries over the last two seasons have seriously undermined the 26-year old’s place for both club and country.
Though he is undoubtedly one of the most technically gifted players at either level, the former Chelsea man was dropped from the staring eleven for both games against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League.
Klopp is thought to have warned him that his place is not sewn up in light of the recent emergence of Divock Origi.
With the Merseyside derby up next, the former Manchester City youngster could see his starting place under threat.
Can Sturridge feel hard done by? Is he the most technically gifted forward England have in their ranks?