John Aldridge says our 4-3 win over Arsenal at the weekend proves we are no longer reliant on the talents of Daniel Sturridge.
The England international was left out of the matchday squad as a precaution, even though he had supposedly recovered from a hip injury that kept him out of games against Barcelona and Mainz during the pre-season.
“What we saw at the Emirates was just how dangerous this team can be,” said Aldo (Echo).
“I rate Daniel so highly, and I’ve been as frustrated at anyone that we haven’t been able to see the best of him over the past couple of years.
“For the first time, we’re not dependant on the lad. If he can get fit, then great, we’ll have him in the squad and he’ll score goals, no question.
“But if he’s not, then look at what we have. We’ve just scored four at Arsenal, we scored four against Barcelona, we scored four last season at Manchester City, four against Dortmund. There’s firepower in this team, and lots of it.”
He’s right, of course. With Origi, Mane, Firmino, Ings, Coutinho, and the rest of the midfield supporting cast, we arguably have the most attacking depth we’d had in a generation. Even when we had the likes of Torres and Suarez, the squad depth behind them was often mediocre.
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