Liverpool fans have taken to social media in their numbers to urge Jurgen Klopp to start one man in particular in next weekend’s crucial game against West Ham.
An incredibly lacklustre performance against Southampton from Divock Origi, and the entire team for that matter, has sparked Reds to demand that Daniel Sturridge be given a start in Liverpool’s penultimate Premier League game.
It only needed a 20 minute cameo for Sturridge to be more productive in the attacking third than most of those who started had been in the entire match. He looked sharp, equipped to break down a packed Saints defence and man eager to get himself back on the score-sheet.
It will be difficult for Klopp himself to deny that the striker deserves to be given an opportunity, especially with only two games remaining for Sturridge to remind potential suitors and maybe even Liverpool of his undeniable talent.
Scoring goals is what he does best and there is a case at the moment for the idea he works just as hard as Origi does. Grant him the freedom to stay in and around the opposition box and he promises scoring opportunities.
The fans have had their say and the feeling is seemingly mutual. Sturridge has to start.
Sturridge simply has to start. We need goals. He’s the one who does it best. Wrap him up for Sunday then start him. Lallana too
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) May 7, 2017
Poor Divock looks like a lost puppy atm, whilst Sturridge looks sharp as a tack. Only logical thing for Klopp to do is give Studge the start
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) May 7, 2017
Surely sturridge has to start against West Ham he done more in the last 20mins than what origi done all game
— greeny (@kierong96) May 7, 2017
I love Daniel Sturridge so much. I want nothing more than for him to completely revive his old self. Must start next game. #LFC
— #8 (@KingBasu1) May 7, 2017
I love Danny Sturridge. One of my favourite Liverpool players. When fit he is up there with the best strikers. Has to start v West ham
— Gareth Malone (@garmalone7) May 7, 2017
Sturridge was the only player today that looked like he wanted to do something when he got the ball today. Needs to start on Sunday ffs
— Nate (@NateGuildea) May 7, 2017
Daniel Sturridge has to start, Origi is not doing it, Klopp has to start Sturridge
— GJ-LFC (@Tha_Gman) May 8, 2017
Sturridge has to start next week and be fit. Imperative.
— Kuhan (@_nahuk) May 7, 2017
I think Origi will come good but we really need to start Sturridge at West Ham next week. Need his killer instinct imo.
— This is our year (@GLENJOHNSONPOOL) May 7, 2017
100% fit or not Sturridge surely has to start against West Ham. Looking sharp, hungry and creative when on the pitch. Worth the risk? #lfc
— Andy Jones (@journo_jones8) May 7, 2017