“Daniel Sturridge can’t play under Jurgen Klopp. He’s lazy. He won’t track back or play for the team.”
Sturridge is as capable of playing in Liverpool’s attack as any of his team-mates, and his unselfish performance against Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday proves this.
His assist for Sadio Mane’s goal was his most obvious contribution, but for our opener, he played a pivotal role, as this analysis by @LFCImpulse proves.
Not only did he smartly win the ball back with a timely press, but he dragged two defenders away to create space for Roberto Firmino to finish. The Brazilian did superbly and got the headlines as a result, but Sturridge’s role in the goal was vital.
— Leroy | LFC Impulse (@LFCImpulse) September 12, 2016
Now, Klopp has a decision to make whether to stick with Sturridge centrally or bring Coutinho back into the mix. Mane and Firmino are undroppable right now, so there’s only really one spot left in the attacking three…