Daniel Sturridge’s start of the season has not been a very impressive one as the English attacker has struggled trying to get consistent playing time in this start of the season under the tutelage of JurgenKlopp.
The German coach of Liverpool JurgenKlopp has utilized Roberto Firmino as his main goal-scoring output in these opening stages of the 2016-17 season.
Liverpool 3 opening matches of the season has seen them facing off with Arsenal, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur. In all of these games, Roberto Firmino was featured for the entirety of the games and he failed to score a single goal in any of the matches.
This lack of playing time from Daniel Sturridge ignited a string of rumors which linked the English player with a potential transfer to Arsenal or Ac.Milan but now that the summer transfer window is over, it seems like Sturridge will be remaining in Anfieldat least until the next transfer window opens which is going to happen in January.
Considering the fact that Roberto Firmino has not been a prolific goal-scorer in this start of the season, there might be a chance that Daniel Sturridge starts to get more playing time.
If Daniel Sturridge does get more playing time, it will entirely depend on JurgenKlopp as the German coach has the final say in deciding which player gets to perform in matches but Klopp can’t afford to be dropping points, especially so early in the Premier League as they sustained a shocking 0-2 defeat when facing off with Burnley.
Liverpool was able to defeat Arsenal with a final scoreboard of 4-3 and 6 days later, JurgenKlopp’s team lost against Burnley. This defeat is a huge surprise for a team that is aiming to snatch a spot in a European competition for the upcoming season and after playing 3 matches, Liverpool is located at the 11th spot, this might be a sign that could force JurgenKlopp to change his mindset and test out other players, other formations which is something good for Daniel Sturridge as he wants to get consistent playing time in the pitch.