Daniel Sturridge has told the media he is not happy at being played out wide rather than through the middle.
He was deployed on the right-hand side of a three-man attack in our loss to Burnley last weekend, and was brought on into that position when we beat Burton Albion 5-0 in the League Cup on Tuesday.
Despite the unfamiliar surroundings, he still managed to bag two late goals against the Championship side.
“Of course it’s more difficult for me to play wide because I am a centre-forward,” Sturridge said (via Echo).
“Obviously in the modern day game you have to try to be flexible. But everyone knows that is my best position.”
“Everyone knows where I enjoy playing the most. I am a player who plays on instinct.”
The striker was also played out wide during the Euros under Roy Hodgson and was largely anonymous in England’s miserable defeat to Iceland in the last 16.
“When I’m in the middle I have clarity on movements and things that I have been doing for years. You do them on auto pilot. You just do things because you are used to doing them,” he continued.
“Out wide, it’s different. You have to worry about different things. It’s a different way of playing.”
Sturridge is the second person in seven days to complain about his position after James Milner admitted he was unhappy playing left-back last week.