Jamie Carragher: Only Sergio Aguero better than Liverpool striker
The Liverpool legend believes Daniel Sturridge is one of the best strikers in the Premier League
Jamie Carragher believes only Manchester City star Sergio Aguero can claim to be a better Premier League striker than Daniel Sturridge.
The Liverpool forward capped his recent return to Brendan Rodgers’s starting line-up with a brace in their 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
It’s only really [Sergio] Aguero who is a better striker than him in the league
Sturridge, who has scored a remarkable 37 goals in 57 top-flight games for the Merseyside outfit, missed most of the 2014/15 season due to a series of injury problems.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Carragher rated Sturridge as the second-best striker in the Premier League ahead of the likes of Diego Costa and Wayne Rooney.
“He has the coolness in front of goal and if Liverpool can get him fully fit and firing it’s only really [Sergio] Aguero who is a better striker than him in the league,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“In the first half against Villa he looked like a player coming back to fitness but he came alive in the second half. He is the icing on the cake and can provide that class finish.
“The rest of his game doesn’t involve too much but he makes a massive difference at that end of the pitch for Liverpool.
“There were great signs with the partnership with Ings.”
Sturridge has scored 42 times in 68 games in all competitions for Liverpool over the past three-and-a-half years.
The England international moved to Liverpool from Chelsea in a £12m deal in 2013.
Liverpool face Everton at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby on Sunday afternoon.