Jamie Carragher believes Daniel Sturridge is no longer a top level Premier League striker, following the Englishman’s laboured performance in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle yesterday.
Sturridge was given a rare start ahead of Roberto Firmino as a centre-forward, but struggled throughout, missing a gilt-edged chance and providing little in terms of dynamic running.
Sturridge’s best skill has always been his finishing, but when he’s not clinical, he offers nowhere near as much for the team as Firmino.
After the international break, you can be sure the Brazilian will be recalled to the starting XI and Sturridge will be back on the bench.
At 28, there’s not much room for improvement with Sturridge and due to injuries, he’s lost his pace and ability to stretch opposition defences.
It’s sad to admit, but Carra is spot on.