Pundit discusses difference between Origi and Sturridge ahead of Man United v Liverpool
Ray Parlour believes Daniel Sturridge is a better finisher than his Liverpool rival Divock Origi
Ray Parlour has urged Jurgen Klopp to start Daniel Sturridge ahead of Divock Origi for Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The England international was criticised for his poor performance in Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Southampton in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.
Sturridge has scored two goals in his last four appearances in all competitions to find some momentum in what has been a stop-start season for the former Chelsea striker.
Divock Origi came into the Liverpool side following Philippe Coutinho’s ankle injury in late November and made an immediate impact with a return five goals in five games.
However, the Belgian forward has failed to score in his last six appearances in all competitions ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
With Klopp facing a selection dilemma for Liverpool’s clash against their bitter rivals, former Arsenal midfielder Parlour explained the difference between Origi and Sturridge.
“The only problem with Origi is that he might need four or five chances to get one,” Parlour told the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast.
“With Sturridge, if he gets two or three chances, you know one of them will be in the back of the net. He is a better finisher than Oirgi. Origi could get better as he gets older.”