Liverpool relying on Daniel Sturridge to save season, says Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher says the pressure is on Daniel Sturridge to perform
Jamie Carragher says Liverpool are relying on Daniel Sturridge to kick-start their season.
The 25-year-old Reds striker hasn’t featured for the Merseyside outfit since a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in August.
It looks like it is down to him because there is not much else there at the moment
Sturridge suffered a thigh injury during England duty before then picking up a calf strain as the former Chelsea man made a return to first-team training.
The Liverpool forward is expected to be available for their clash at Crystal Palace on 23 November, and Carragher says the pressure is on Sturridge to peform.
“You can’t just expect Daniel Sturridge to come in and fire on all cylinders,” Carragher told talkSPORT. “He has been out for while so you don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but it looks like it is down to him because there is not much else there at the moment.
“Hopefully, when this international break is out the way, we will start seeing the real Liverpool. It will be a different Liverpool to last season, for obvious reasons – Luis Suarez going and the new players coming in – but we have to start picking it up because before you know it Southampton might even be too far ahead, never mind the other top teams.”
Sturridge scored 21 goals in 29 Premier League games last season.
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