After being shipped off on loan to West Brom back in January, Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool career looked all but over.
However, since returning to Merseyside, the English striker has had bit of a revival.
He scored Liverpool’s fourth goal in the club’s 4-0 win over West Ham at Anfield at the beginning of the season, and netted the opener in the Reds’ 3-2 Champions League group stage win versus Paris Saint-Germain.
Since then, Klopp has gone on to talk about the importance of £13.5m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Sturridge to the team, even suggesting there could be games where he partners the 29-year-old up front alongside Roberto Firmino.
Speaking about Sturridge’s performance after the PSG game, Klopp told Sky Sports: “Could they [Firmino and Sturridge] play together? Yes of course.
“A lot of games will come, so it’s good to know about that and that’s why I was so pleased with the performance, because it could be players say ‘now I play but I don’t have the rhythm’, but he had minutes before that and a lot of good sessions, so he had rhythm and played really well.”
With a Carabao Cup third round clash against Chelsea awaiting tonight before a trip to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday, Klopp will almost certainly ring the changes.
And if he does, Sturridge should be the first squad player to be brought in for the game.
Defensively, as a unit, the Blues look far from convincing with the team still adapting to new boss Maurizio Sarri’s philosophy and with his pace and runs in behind, Sturridge could definitely hurt what will likely be a very high Chelsea defensive line.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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