Liverpool fans are eager to see Jurgen Klopp make an attacking alteration to his team for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle.
Many have called for the German to put his faith in Daniel Sturridge in place of the out-of-form Roberto Firmino, who struggled in Tuesday night’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Spartak Moscow.
The Brazilian has, for some time, consolidated his place as Klopp’s preferred central striker, but has recently found himself struggling for goals- much like a lot of his teammates, in truth.
On his 100th appearance for the club, Firmino endured a disappointing evening in Russia consisting of wasted opportunities in front of goal and an uncharacteristically poor touch throughout.
Whilst Sturridge himself squandered great chances to win the game after coming on in the second half, supporters feel it is time to give the Englishman the run of games his bright cameos of late mean he probably deserves.
Klopp’s regular use of Firmino suggests a change is unlikely, although it is something the Reds boss will undoubtedly consider in a demanding period for the No.9.
Here’s what Reds had to say…
Yeah, shame he has suffered a slide in form… but until he gets back to top shape again, Daniel Sturridge needs to start ahead of him. https://t.co/Z0VZrPlIVa
— Chimezie Eze (@Chimezie_Eze_) September 27, 2017
Our Braziliant Firmino needs a rest.. I think Sturridge could be the key to getting 3 points at the toon this weekend!! #LFC
— Kaylen Moodley (@kaylenmoodley01) September 27, 2017
Surely Sturridge need a run of games@starting like bobby has and I’m sure he would be scoring goals too
— andrew barton (@andrewbarton79) September 27, 2017
Think it’s time Sturridge gets run in the side now. Gotta start putting all these chances away to finish teams off..so frustrating..
— Rob Johnson (@robjohnno) September 27, 2017
My two cents, Sturridge should be starting as a 9, every player has lows and highs, Firmino is on a low now @LFC. It makes a difference
— Dennis Segera (@dayneys) September 27, 2017
Sturridge will start against Newcastle. Firmino looking jaded, needs a rest (yes, it’s only September!) #LFC
— Raahil Chopra (@raahilc) September 27, 2017
Gomez Matip Lovren Robertson
Gini Henderson Coutinho
Salah Sturridge Mane
— Klopp (@BundesligaLFC) September 27, 2017
As much as I like firmino he is not a ST, he’s rarely in the box when we need him, I’d like to see solanke or sturridge get a run as ST #LFC
— DerekRants (@DerekRantsGames) September 27, 2017
Sturridge should start at Newcastle
— Dhaval Pandya (@Dhaval343) September 27, 2017
I think Firmino will be rested at weekend. Looks like he needs a break. Sturridge up top with Coutinho, Salah and Mane providing 👍🏻#LFC
— Paul Watson (@Paul_B_Watson) September 27, 2017