Steven Gerrard: This Liverpool player does fit in Jurgen Klopp’s system
The former Liverpool captain has his say on Daniel Sturridge
Steven Gerrard believes there is a place for Daniel Sturridge in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team.
The England international has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot under the German’s charge so far despite his exceptional goal-scoring record for the Merseyside club.
Sturridge has scored two goals in 12 games in the Premier League this season, although seven of those appearances have come from the bench.
The 27-year-old’s critics have suggested that Sturridge isn’t capable of carrying out the high press in Klopp’s side.
Liverpool striker has been linked with a potential move away from the Merseyside outfit in recent months.
However, former Liverpool captain Gerrard believes Sturridge does have a role to play under Klopp at Anfield.
“Whether Klopp is a big fan or whether he fits into his system, only Klopp can answer that question,” Gerrard told BT Sport.
“I think he does because when Klopp uses him, he scores goals. The good thing about Liverpool, they’ve got a lot of options up there.”
England striker Sturridge moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from Chelsea in the 2013 January transfer window.
The England striker scored 21 times in 29 games in the Premier League which represented his best return in one season in Liverpool colours so far.