Klopp backs Sturridge to bounce back

27 January 2017 05:25
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident that Daniel Sturridge's killer instinct will return.

As Liverpool's form goes through a dip, with defeats to Swansea City in the League and Southampton in the League Cup, the pressure is on the striker to return to the sharpness he showed during the 2013/14 season when Liverpool came close to winning the Premier League title. This season he has scored just six goals, with just two of those in the League.

“I don’t know exactly about his level of 13/14 because I was not here but that’s not too important," said Klopp. "I thought after the Southampton game it was a really good game from the physical side of Daniel Sturridge. 

 “He was really involved from first to last, there was not a big difference between the first and the second half and all that stuff. 

 “Usually - and it’s not about speed or anything - Daniel Sturridge scores twice in this game with the chances he had. But he’s a human being so he missed the chances, that’s all. 

“Daniel is in the best age for a football player so if he can stay fit everything will be fine.”

Liverpool next face Wolves in the FA Cup at Anfield in Saturday's early kick-off.

Source: DSG