The England striker is still sidelined with an injury problem despite making a short-lived return to the Liverpool side in early December.
If Daniel Sturridge is playing we‘ve got 10 more points and are where we want to be
Sturridge scored twice in a 6-1 victory over Southampton in the League Cup quarter-final before he suffered a hamstring injury.
The Liverpool forward has only made 24 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit over the past 18 months or so.
Aldridge, who won the top-flight title in 1988, wants answers on Sturridge’s fitness status after the striker missed Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United at Anfield.
“With Liverpool the striking situation still revolves around Daniel Sturridge – what’s the manager going to do? It’s a really bad situation for Liverpool,” Aldridge told Liverpool Echo.
“If Daniel Sturridge is playing we‘ve got 10 more points and are where we want to be. That’s the value of a top striker, that’s why you pay £30m, £40m or £50m for their services. We saw how he scored his goals against Southampton.
“We don’t even know how this pre-season has gone. Is he injured again? I understand Liverpool want to guard the situation closely but as a fan you want to know what’s happening.”
Sturridge has scored 44 times in 77 games in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit during three-and-a-half years at Anfield.
The England international moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from defending Premier League champions Chelsea in January 2013.
Liverpool are in ninth place and eight points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
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