Former Chelsea midfielder questions Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool future
Ray Wilkins ponders Daniel Sturridge's long-term future at Liverpool as an impact substitute
Ray Wilkins has admitted that he is unsure whether Daniel Sturridge has a long-term future at Liverpool.
The England international has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in the Liverpool side this term.
Sturridge has been limited to a mere 10 appearances in the Premier League as Klopp continues to use the former Manchester City striker largely as an impact substitute.
The 27-year-old came off the bench with just under 10 minutes remaining at Goodison Park on Monday night as Liverpool searched for a winner in the Merseyside derby.
And it was Sturridge’s shot that led to Sadio Mane’s decisive strike as the winger reacted quickest when the Englishman’s attempt rebounded off the woodwork to seal a 1-0 win at Everton.
Speaking to the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast, former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Wilkins questioned Sturridge’s future at the Merseyside club.
“He is an exceptional footballer,” Wilkins said.
“Are we looking at Sturridge as being an impact substitute for Liverpool? That’s the way it appears to be working out at the moment when he is fit.”
Sturridge moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from Chelsea in the 2013 January transfer window.