Daniel Sturridge won’t be Liverpool’s saviour, warns ex-Red
Mark Lawrenson doesn't expect Daniel Sturridge to act as Liverpool's saviour
Mark Lawrenson has warned Liverpool that Daniel Sturridge won’t be able to single-handedly save their season.
The Reds striker hasn’t featured for Liverpool since August after picking up a string of injuries, scoring one goal in three Premier League appearances this season.
Brendan Rodgers has regularly cited Sturridge’s absence as a key reasons behind their struggles in the Premier League, whilst Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League this week.
However, former Liverpool defender Lawrenson doesn’t expect Sturridge to act as the five-time European champions’s saviour despite his impressive goal record last season.
“Sturridge is getting built up as Liverpool’s saviour because they have struggled in his absence. But he won’t be. We don’t even know when he will be back,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
The former Republic of Ireland international added: “Some of Liverpool’s key players have lost form but what has happened this season shows how much they relied on Suarez and Sturridge – those lads were clearly more than just 50% of the goals, they were 50% of the whole team.
“That’s the only conclusion you can draw from what has happened without them.”