Emile Heskey tells Jurgen Klopp told how to get best out of Liverpool FC striker
The former Liverpool FC striker wants to see Daniel Sturridge to get best out of his Reds career
Emile Heskey has urged Jurgen Klopp to give Daniel Sturridge a sustained run in the Liverpool team to get the best out of the striker.
The England international has made an underwhelming start to the season, although Sturridge has been largely limited to substitute appearances.
Sturridge’s started their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at St James’ Park but the former Chelsea forward failed to make his mark in the Premier League clash.
The 28-year-old’s only Premier League goal came in a 4-0 victory over top-four rivals Arsenal at Anfield back in August.
Sturridge has made three appearances from the bench in the Champions League, too, while Liverpool are already out of the League Cup.
Former Liverpool striker Heskey believes Sturridge needs regular first-team football to get back to his prolific best in a Reds shirt.
“He needs more games and any player would say the same,” said Heskey, speaking exclusively to 888sport. “That’s when you get the best out of yourself and enjoy your football.
“He needs that right now but Liverpool are obviously not giving it to him so it’s a difficult time for him.
“With the system footballers are very adaptable so I don’t see why it should be a problem for him.”
Sturridge scored 21 goals in 28 games in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season in his first full campaign at the Anfield outfit.
The England striker has netted 47 goals in 94 games in the English top flight since his £12m move to Liverpool from Chelsea in the 2013 January transfer window.
Liverpool are in ninth place in the Premier League table following a 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last weekend.
Read the full 888sport interview with Emile Heskey, including his thoughts on Coutinho’s Barcelona transfer saga