By Harvey Byrne
Robbie Savage has claimed that a source has told him Daniel Sturridge will start for Liverpool against Manchester United on Monday.
The former Premier League footballer, who also works for the Mirror, the BBC and BT as a pundit, has close links to senior football figures.
Now on Monday the outspoken pundit has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Sturridge will start up front against Liverpool’s biggest rivals.
Source says sturridge to start as number 9
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) October 17, 2016
It is a major selection from Jurgen Klopp given that Sturridge, 27, hasn’t started for the Reds since more than a month ago when the club played against Chelsea.
He played 57 minutes of his side’s 2-1 victory, with the striker unable to score before being brought off for Divock Origi.
He has also only scored two goals for Liverpool in the new campaign from seven appearances in all competitions.
The two goals came against Burton in the EFL cup in August and unusually he has been unable to add to them.
However, during the international break he did score a calmly placed header against Malta in England’s 1-0 win, assisted by Jordan Henderson.
Roberto Firmino normally leads the line in Liverpool’s front three, so if Savage’s Tweet is true then it will be interesting to see what Jurgen Klopp is planning against United with Georginio Wijnaldum expected to miss out.
In other Liverpool team news, Simon Mignolet has stated on his Twitter account that he is ready for the Reds’ clash against rivals Manchester United.