Jamie Carragher makes prediction about Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool
Jamie Carragher believes Daniel Sturridge still has a major part to play in Liverpool's Premier League title bid
Jamie Carragher believes Daniel Sturridge still has a major part to play in Liverpool’s title bid this season but wouldn’t be surprised if the striker left Anfield in the summer transfer window.
The England international has struggled to secure a first-team place under Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League this term after falling behind Roberto Firmino in the pecking order at the Anfield outfit.
However, Sturridge has made a significant contribution as a substitution over the past week or so following the 28-year-old’s return from injury ahead of a busy festive schedule.
The Liverpool man came off the bench to help to create Sadio Mane’s winner in their 1-0 win against Everton in the Merseyside derby after his strike was deflected off the woodwork and into the path of the Senegal star.
Sturridge scored his first Premier League goal of the season on Tuesday evening after the substitute capitalised on Ryan Shawcross’ mistake to net Liverpool’s fourth in a 4-1 win.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher made a prediction about Sturridge’s future:
“At Goodison Park he came on and hit the post. He wasn’t the difference today, but you see the quality. This is a big-name player, one of England’s top strikers, but there is very little that comes out, of him being quoted as saying he’s unhappy,” Carragher said.
“Of course he’s unhappy, he wants to play every week. But he never really says anything in the press. Listening to him, I think he’ll be here until the end of the season. If he’s not a regular then I don’t see him staying next season. But I think he can play a major part for Liverpool.”