Gary Neville assesses Liverpool striker’s current situation

Gary Neville has his say on Daniel Sturridge's current situation at Liverpool this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Gary Neville believes that Daniel Sturridge is unlikely to earn a regular starting spot under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool because the striker does not “fit the bill” for the German’s style of play.

The striker featured from the start for the Reds against Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night but was unable to help the Merseyside outfit make the breakthrough against Jose Mourinho’s men.

It remains to be seen whether Sturridge will be able to hold down a regular starting spot in the Liverpool first team this season under Klopp.

However, former Manchester United defender Neville feels that the striker is not likely to be given a regular run in the first team because he does not work as hard as some of his team-mates when off the ball.

Speaking on Sky Sports ahead of Monday’s game at Anfield, Neville said: “The strength of Klopp’s team this season and last season is the fact that every single one of them is chasing and scurrying after the ball like crazy, the energy is incredible.

“Daniel Sturridge is never going to do that.

“I don’t think he has the actual stamina or endurance to be able to do it, or the willingness or want – it’s not his game.

“I think Jurgen Klopp will look at Daniel Sturridge as being someone who doesn’t quite fit the bill. However, he has got the most quality of anyone at Liverpool in the final third if he gets the ball into his feet.”

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

Liverpool return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening.

Get 50/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Spurs. Hurry, offer ends soon. Click here and sign up for an account now. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Enhanced winnings paid in free bets.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

OUR PICK: Discover the 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Opinion
The Sport Review
Man United signing Nemanja Matic sees his stock rise in perfect Chelsea storm
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard tells Arsene Wenger why Arsenal won’t win the league
The Sport Review
Man United told to sign proven 28-year-old to win them the title
The Sport Review
Gareth Bale and his thoughts on joining Man United – report