Ray Wilkins questions Liverpool FC star’s situation

Ray Wilkins discusses Daniel Sturridge's injury problems since his move to West Brom from Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC striker Daniel Sturridge Photo: Daniel Sturridge / Instagram

Ray Wilkins has admitted that he is baffled by Daniel Sturridge’s lack of game-time this season due to injury.

The striker joined West Bromwich Albion on loan from Liverpool FC in the January transfer window after having found his first-team opportunities at Anfield to be restricted under Jurgen Klopp.

The idea behind the loan move was for the striker to pick up some valuable game-time ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia as he bids to earn a place in the England squad.

However, he has managed to play just 78 minutes of Premier League football for West Brom since his move to The Hawthorns at the turn of the year.

And former Chelsea FC coach has admitted that he is baffled by the amount of injuries Sturridge seems to pick up.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Wilkins said: “What has he played? 74 minutes since he has been on loan at West Brom?

“That’s nowhere nearly as the amount of games he should have been playing.

“I know he has got a hamstring injury, but these guys are very, very fit human beings now.

“He should be a lot fitter and not be getting these injuries that he is picking up, but he has certainly got the quality.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC now switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime.

The Reds are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they look to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

The Merseyside outfit will also take on Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals next month.

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