Jamie Carragher reacts to striker’s Liverpool FC exit
Jamie Carragher delivers his verdict on Daniel Sturridge's decision to join West Brom on loan from Liverpool FC
Jamie Carragher has backed Liverpool FC’s decision to let Daniel Sturridge join West Brom on loan in January but admits that he is concerned about the Reds’ lack of quality up front.
The Merseyside outfit opted to let the England striker move to the Hawthorns until the end of the season as he seeks some regular playing time in the lead-up to the World Cup in Russia.
Sturridge had found his first-team opportunities at Anfield to be severely restricted this season and so it made sense for him to seek a move to a club where he might be afforded some more regular playing time.
And although Carragher does agree with Liverpool FC’s decision to let Sturridge leave the club, he is concerned about the Reds’ lack of quality to back up Roberto Firmino up front for the Merseyside outfit.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “I don’t think it is a problem letting Sturridge go. I think he had fallen down the pecking order behind Dominic Solanke.
“But are Danny Ings and Solanke good enough as back up right now? No. Liverpool are short there. The quality behind Firmino isn’t there.”
Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds head into the game looking to back up their 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the top flight in midweek.
Liverpool FC are currently third in the table as they chase another top-four finish under Jurgen Klopp.