By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore has claimed that Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is up there with the best strikers in the Premier League and should start ahead of Divock Origi.

The outspoken football pundit was asked to pick between Sturridge and Belgium international Origi to lead the Reds front line.

Former Liverpool forward Collymore stated that the England international was his choice to lead the attack stating that “his conversion rate is as good as there is in the league”.

“Sturridge,” Collymore boldly told the Mirror when asked the question. “He’s a better in-box player. Origi reminds me of Michy Batshuayi at Chelsea, there’s a load of potential there but he’s still a raw talent. Sturridge has proven what a very good goalscorer he is.

“There has been lots said about him but if you put an arm round him, tell him he’s the best thing since sliced bread, give him lots of service, his conversation rate is as good as there is in the league.”

Sturridge, 27, has made seven appearances for the club in the new campaign with a return of just two goals in an EFL Cup clash against Burton.

However, he has been known for having a high goals to game ratio in previous seasons with 43 goals in 69 Premier League appearances before this term.

Meanwhile, Origi, 21, has also played in seven appearances for the club in all competitions also scoring two goals with both coming in the EFL Cup against Burton and Derby respectively.

Liverpool face Manchester United on Monday and with Adam Lallana injured for the clash, versatile front man Roberto Firmino may leave his usual role as the spearhead to a more wide role with Sturridge expected to lead.

In other Liverpool news, fans discuss on Twitter which players will line-up against Manchester United if injured stars are missing.