Jurgen Klopp replies when asked about future of Liverpool FC pair
The Liverpool FC manager delivers an update on Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge
Jurgen Klopp insists Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge will have a chance to prove that they have a future at Liverpool FC during pre-season.
The Reds started the 2018-19 season with warm up games against local rivals Chester City and Tranmere Rovers ahead of their pre-season tour of the United States later this month.
Sturridge scored twice in a 7-0 win over Chester before goals from Adam Lallana, Sheyi Ojo and Rafa Camacho sealed a 3-2 victory over Tranmere to make a 100 per cent start to their pre-season campaign.
Origi spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg but the Belgium international underwhelmed with six goals in 34 games in all competitions.
Sturridge, meanwhile, moved to West Brom on loan for the second half of last term but the 29-year-old struggled to leave his mark and the Baggies were relegated to the Championship.
Liverpool FC’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were in devastating form throughout the 2017-18 season to fire the Reds to the Champions League final.
However, Klopp is willing to give Origi and Sturridge a chance to prove that they still have a role to play at the Anfield outfit in pre-season.
“How it is for all of them,” Klopp told his post-match media conference.
“They have all the quality, you can see that, you saw it four or five days ago that they are all really good football players, but it’s not to show and we have our ideas.
“The boys, we need them. We play the games, we have the training sessions, they are nice fellas so it’s nice to have them around and then let’s see how it fits at the end.
“But it’s all about the boys, my door is that wide open so why should I make a decision today? I watch the games, I lead the sessions and then I make a decision at a specific point, but that’s not today and it’s not next week so we have still time.”
Klopp added: “Everybody has a place [here]. I would be really crazy if I would not give these boys a chance – they are fantastic players, they’ve played fantastic games, so we will see what happens.”