Jurgen Klopp: How Daniel Sturridge’s return will help Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will be able to create more goals ahead of return of Daniel Sturridge
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool will be a greater attacking threat when Daniel Sturridge returns from injury.
The Reds striker was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over his former club Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Sturridge hasn’t featured for the Merseyside outfit under Brendan Rodgers’s successor Jurgen Klopp after his last appearance came in October’s Merseyside derby.
While Klopp refused to confirm whether Sturridge would make his first appearance under the German against Bordeaux in the Europa League on Thursday night, the 48-year-old was happy to discuss what impact the striker’s return could have on the team.
“In different ways and that’s what we will try to do. First of all, what you have to have is 11 players on the pitch who can work and function together – it is not important to bring four strikers onto the pitch and hope that you will create more goals than before,” Klopp told reporters at his pre-match media conference on Wednesday. “It’s about creating moments.
“It’s normal we talk about things like this today, but it is not about thinking about bringing as many strikers on the pitch as you can. We have to work together and for this, it is important you have some options.”
Sturridge missed Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
He scored a brilliant brace in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield in September.
The Reds forward moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from defending Premier League champions Chelsea in January 2013.
The England man will hope to feature against Swansea City at Anfield next weekend.