Carragher: Sturridge needs to take inspiration from Firmino

Date published: Thursday 6th October 2016 3:22

Daniel Sturridge: Frustrating start to the season

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has told struggling Daniel Sturridge that he needs to be more like fellow forward Roberto Firmino.

The England striker may have a brilliant goal record but Reds manager Jurgen Klopp still prefers Firmino; the emphasis is now on Sturridge to improve other areas of his game.

Brazilian Firmino has started six Premier League games this season and scored three goals while Sturridge has been a peripheral figure and failed to get off the mark.

“At this moment Jurgen Klopp fancies Roberto Firmino in that central striker position. he is only playing one striker at the moment, which is a problem for Daniel,” Carragher has told ESPN.

“Last season he was playing with two, so that’s something he has to think about. How can he improve? What is Firmino doing that he is not doing?

“Every manager sees it differently, but Klopp has gone for that one.

“Daniel Sturridge’s strike rate for Liverpool is outstanding. Up there with the greatest strikers Liverpool have had. We know he can do that, but perhaps Jurgen Klopp wants different things from him that Firmino can add.

“So maybe Daniel has to look at that and think where he can improve to get back into the team.”

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