By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore has slammed Jurgen Klopp for his treatment of Daniel Sturridge.
The Liverpool manager has relegated the striker to the substitute’s bench for the Premier League clash against Tottenham on Saturday after playing him out wide in the 2-0 defeat to Burnley last weekend.
Sturridge, 26, scored two goals during the midweek clash against Burton in the EFL Cup but has been omitted from the starting X1 for the showdown at White Hart Lane.
Former Liverpool striker Collymore took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal his disappointment at Klopp’s decision not to field an authentic striker against Tottenham.
Broadcaster Collymore accused the manager of “d******” Sturridge around and urged Klopp to sell the England player if he did not rate him as a spearhead.
Collymore further added that given the opportunity Sturridge could scored 25 goals a season and is wasted in a wide position.
Roberto Firmino has been chosen to lead the Liverpool front line for the third consecutive league match despite not scoring in either of the opening two encounters, against Arsenal and Burnley.
Sturridge has a prolific record with Liverpool during his short career, scoring 56 goals in just 94 appearances.
In other Liverpool team news, a £75,000-a-week Anfield regular has revealed he held talks at Mauricio Pochettino’s house.