By Emma Sanders
Martin Keown has backed Daniel Sturridge to start scoring again for Liverpool but admits he will have to wait for his opportunity to get back into the team.
Liverpool have been in sensational form so far this season and soared to the top of the Premier League table following their 6-1 victory against Watford on Sunday.
Sturridge has struggled to get into the side, with Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho all scoring five or more league goals already this season.
However, the former Arsenal defender has backed the England international to make a return and shrugged off suggestions he should leave Liverpool in a Q&A column.
“Daniel Sturridge is a player who you want in your squad. You feel that Jurgen Klopp will give everyone a game at Liverpool and at some point Sturridge will start scoring,” said Keown in the Daily Mail.
“When you look at the forward players Liverpool have available there is such strength. Klopp certainly won’t want to break up what he has now. There is a real competition for places.”
Sturridge is still searching for his first Premier League goal this season but has started just four games since the start of the new season.
He scored a brace in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory against Tottenham in the EFL Cup last month and his only other two goals came against Derby in the earlier cup round.
The 27 year-old has notched up just 367 minutes in the league so far this season and has struggled to get back into the side since recovering from injury.