Klopp makes exciting Liverpool FC claim about Sturridge after 1-1 draw at Chelsea FC
The Liverpool FC manager is encouraged by Daniel Sturridge's recent form
Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Daniel Sturridge is in his “best shape” since the German took over the reins of Liverpool FC in 2015.
The England international produced a moment of quality to secure a point for Liverpool FC in a 1-1 draw with his former club Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Sturridge came off the bench to score a long distance strike to cancel out Eden Hazard’s opener and secure a valuable point in the title race for the Merseyside outfit.
The 29-year-old has now scored four goals in 188 minutes of first-team football in the current campaign to prove an effective option from the bench.
The former Manchester City forward spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan at relegated West Bromwich Albion to suggest his Reds career could be over.
Sturridge has been hampered with persistent injury problems since the centre-forward netted 21 times in 28 games in the 2013-14 season under Brendan Rodgers.
However, Klopp believes Sturridge is back to his physical best after the Liverpool FC striker netted a stunning equaliser against his former employers in west London.
“Three days ago he had a similar situation and hit the crossbar,” Klopp told his post-match media conference.
“He is a fantastic footballer and had a full pre-season. He is the best shape since I have known him. It’s as simple as that and really cool, I am really happy for him. He works hard, he is just a good lad, when he came in the dressing room after 20 minutes or so, it was pretty loud because the boys are all happy for him. He really is in a good moment.”
Sturridge has now scored 50 times in 103 games for Liverpool FC since his £12m move to the Anfield side from Chelsea FC in 2013 January transfer window.