Chelsea legend offers goal-scoring advice to Liverpool striker
Chris Sutton has some goal-scoring advice for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge
Chris Sutton has urged Daniel Sturridge to be more selfish if the Liverpool star wants to be a success as an England striker.
The 26-year-old started Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge of the Three Lions and the Reds striker scored England’s opening goal with an impressive header to help the hosts secure a 2-0 win against Malta.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli got on the score sheet before half-time as the interim England manager made a winning start to his reign after he replaced axed Sam Allardyce.
Sturridge is still waiting to score his first Premier League goal of the 2016-17 season so far after struggling to secure a regular place in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.
Former Chelsea striker Sutton offered Sturridge with some advice ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night.
“If Daniel Sturridge is going to continue leading the line for England, he needs to be more selfish,” Sutton wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“He played far too deep against Malta and kept getting involved in the link-up play in the wide areas.
“That’s not what you want from your No 9. You need him to get in between the centre halves and make those movements in behind. It is far too easy for defenders if the centre forward is always in front of them.”
Sturridge moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from Chelsea in January 2013 under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table.