Jamie Carragher sends direct message to Liverpool star about Jurgen Klopp
The Liverpool legend believes Jurgen Klopp doesn't rate Daniel Sturridge
Jamie Carragher has reiterated that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t believe in Daniel Sturridge.
The Reds manager handed the 28-year-old his first start of the Premier League season at St James’ Park in Liverpool’s last game before the international break.
Sturridge struggled to impress against the Magpies as the England international wasted a flurry of chances as Liverpool were forced to settle for a 1-1 stalemate with Rafael Benitez’s side.
The Liverpool boss started with the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker Sturridge ahead of Roberto Firmino given the Brazilian’s struggles over the past month or so.
However, the England striker may have to wait a while before his next Premier League start given his underwhelming performance against Newcastle in the final game before the international break.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher insisted that Klopp doesn’t rate Sturridge, highlighted by his reluctance to play the ex Chelsea forward.
“He hasn’t played for two years,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“Jurgen Klopp doesn’t fancy Sturridge. That’s why he doesn’t play.”
Liverpool have only managed to win of their last seven games in all competitions to halt their progress in the Premier League and the Champions League.
Sturridge has only scored 16 Premier League goals in the last four seasons after the 28-year-old netted 21 times in Liverpool’s 2013-14 season alongside Luis Suarez.