Martin Keown: The one positive from Liverpool star’s performance

Martin Keown says the fact that Daniel Sturridge didn't suffer an injury is a positive

Martin Keown says the only positive about Daniel Sturridge’s performance at Swansea City was that the striker didn’t suffer an injury in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat on Sunday afternoon.

The England striker was dropped in favour of Roberto Firmino for Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat by Villarreal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final in Spain last week.

However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp restored Sturridge to his starting line-up for the trip to South Wales but the 26-year-old endured a disappointing performance.

The 18-time English champions will host Villarreal in the second leg of their Europa League last-four clash at Anfield on Thursday night as Klopp looks to reach his second final as Liverpool manager.

Former Arsenal defender Keown joked that the only positive from Sturridge’s display was that the striker didn’t pick up an injury.

“The only positive is that he hasn’t got injured,” Keown told Match of the Day.

Sturridge moved to Liverpool from Chelsea in a £12m deal in January 2013 under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

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