Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he is unsure whether striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for the opening game against Arsenal.
Liverpool are set for a grand opening to the Premier League as they take on title rivals Arsenal as early as in the first weekend. It is already billed as the best ever opening to a league campaign, but it seems that Klopp will be struggling to field his best starting line-up due to injuries. His counterpart Arsene Wenger is also experiencing similar problems but in the defensive area of the pitch.Klopp says that Sturridge is still touch and go for the opening game against Arsenal.
Daniel Sturridge is set to prove himself this season as a player that has an average of a goal every 122 minutes.
Coach Jurgen Klopp is keen on giving the player an opportunity to stay on as the first choice forward and even admires the player but the coach is one for whom assumptions can’t be made.
Sturridge became the major hero at the club since Luiz Suarez left the club and moved to Barcelona. The former Blues forward was most impressive when the club was almost sure to lift the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season. He scored 24 goals in 33 games but has now lost his most revered spot to Philippe Coutinho in the past two seasons. With the performance Coutinho put up and other players set to join the team, Sturridge has to step up to remain the top man in front.
Arsenal’s top priority signing of the summer was Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy but according to latest rumors, it seems like Vardy will not be making a move to the Emirates Stadium as the English attacker is not interested in leaving Leicester City anytime soon and this has forced Arsenal on having to change targets and Arsene Wenger along with his staff team are setting their sights on Daniel Sturridge.
Daniel Sturridge is attracting the attention of the world after scoring the winning goal against Wales which ensured England’s first victory of the 2016 Euro’s.
Jurgen Klopp has tried to dismiss suggestions of a fallout with striker Daniel Sturridge by claiming that the England international can play every game at the Euro 2016.
The duo have not been entirely happy since Jurgen Klopp came to Liverpool midway through the campaign. Even though results have improved substantially, Sturridge has lost his position as the number one forward at the club. It may seem amazing considering that the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward has been of the best goal scorers since his move from West London in 2012.
Daniel Sturridge has been in and out of the starting line-up over the last few matches.
This is caused some displeasure amongst the player’s camp. In a recent interview, Sturridge openly admitted that he would like to be starting more matches. However, Jurgen Klopp has been dealing in a different manner with the forward.Even though many would accept that Sturridge is the number-one striker in Liverpool’s squad right now, he has started only four out of the last eight games for the Merseyside club. More importantly, Sturridge has been left out of key matches like the Europa League semi-final against Villarreal.
Liverpool centre forward, Daniel Sturridge, is set to be a key player in the English squad set to battle for the Euro 2016 title this summer, though his place in the first team is currently in the balance.
The 26-year old striker has hit form again and currently has eight goals to his name this season in the Premier League, two in the Europa League, where they play Sevilla in the final, and another two in the League Cup that they lost to current fourth-placed Manchester City in the Final.
Liverpool captain James Milner says that he expects his club teammate Daniel Sturridge to come back strongly when he appears for the England national team after almost 600 days of absence due to injury.
The assumption is that the long time on the sidelines will have taken away some of the edge from his game, but Milner has backed his club teammate to start scoring straightaway. Sturridge is expected to be back for the friendly against Netherlands. He was unavailable for the 3-2 win against Germany, which once again provided another striking option for manager Roy Hodgson.
2015/2016 has been a season ravaged by injuries for Daniel Sturridge, but the Liverpool striker has received a major boost in his quest to return to full fitness and match sharpness by being called up by Roy Hodgson for England’s upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.
Hodgson has been a long admirer of Sturridge, with the 26-year-old playing a prominent role in England’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup and usually performing well for the national team when called upon.
Recent transfer rumours appeared to suggest that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was unhappy at the Merseyside outfit.
He has struggled with numerous injury problems in the last two years. After establishing himself as a prolific goal scorer within 12 months after his arrival from Chelsea, Sturridge has found it difficult to keep the momentum going due to regular injury problems. He has managed just 18 league appearances since the start of the 2014-15 season. Even then, his return of seven goals in these matches into that he has not lost none of his potency in front of goal.
If rumours are to be believed, Daniel Sturridge will be making a move away from Liverpool during this summer as the player is struggling with injuries in Anfield and the Englishman is fed up with all of the criticism that he has been receiving from Liverpool fans.
However, there seems to be a contradiction going on involving Daniel Sturridge leaving Liverpool or staying with the Premier League beyond the summer.
There is no denying that Sturridge is a player who is consistently getting injured and no manager in the world of football wants to have a player that is unavailable to play for a long period of time.