Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey is keen to see his former team continue to work with Daniel Sturridge in order to make the most of his undeniable talent.
Heskey has been speaking to FourFourTwo Singapore ahead of representing England against Germany in Singapore’s Battle of Europe.
When asked whether or not he believes the club should persevere with Sturridge, he said: “Most definitely – he’s an outstanding talent, one of those players who can just make something out of nothing.”
“He’s had a slow start to the season, but when he’s fit and on form there are very few in his calibre.”
Sturridge’s toothless performance against Manchester United on Monday night was unfairly elevated above poor displays from several other Liverpool players.
He is yet to rediscover his top form so far this season, however it is worth remembering that a lot of his appearances for his club have come from him being introduced as a substitute.
We cannot afford to turn our backs on a proven goalscorer and a player who is certainly prepared to work for the team, despite many calling him lazy.
The England star is not lazy, but his defensive work from the front is not as obvious as that carried out by Sadio Mane or Adam Lallana.
He is very methodical in his pressing from the front and will rarely hurry to hassle a defender if he knows it is going to unbalance his side’s shape.
Few see it, but he knows what he is doing. He looks to predict things before they happen and it doesn’t always come off but he deserves credit for his attention to detail.
He has served us so well since arriving at the club. We cannot give up his talent as a goalscorer.