Arsenal legend explains Daniel Sturridge can’t get Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side
Ray Parlour says Jurgen Klopp can't justify dropping one of his Liverpool forwards to accommodate Daniel Sturridge
Jurgen Klopp can’t drop his attacking quartet to accommodate Daniel Sturridge in his Liverpool side, according to Ray Parlour.
The Reds have produced some of the most-entertaining football in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign so far.
Liverpool scored 30 times in 11 Premier League games ahead of their trip to Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino both scored five times in Liverpool’s opening 11 fixtures, while £34m summer signing Sadio Mane took his tally to six after scoring twice in a 6-1 win against Watford.
The 18-time English champions signed the Senegal international in what was close to being a club-record deal from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
Former Arsenal midfielder Parlour explained why Sturridge can’t get into Klopp’s Liverpool team given the form of the Germany’s attack.
“Daniel Sturridge is a top striker but how can Jurgen Klopp change the team when they’re playing so well,” Parlour told the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast. “Coutinho, Firmino and Lallana have been brilliant. They’re excellent going forward.”
Sturridge scored twice in Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup quarter-final at Anfield last month.
The England man has been linked with a move away from Anfield in the January transfer window.