By Harvey Byrne

England manager Gareth Southgate has defended Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, saying that he works for the team but all goalscorers are slightly individual.

The comments follow claims from former Reds man Graeme Souness suggesting that Sturridge lacks a work ethic in his game.

However, Southgate, speaking in a press conference ahead of the Spain fixture has responded by saying it’s the nature of being a forward and that he does work for the team.

The 27-year-old England international has found himself out of favour at the Reds this season under manager Jurgen Klopp.

He has played in just 10 fixtures for Liverpool this season scoring four goals, with all coming in the EFL Cup and the German manager is known for his high-intensity tactics.

However, his form for England has still maintained with two goals from his last three appearances for the national side.

Although, Liverpool have not struggled without the goal threat of Sturridge in their side either and have scored and impressive 30 goals from 11 fixtures, with the highest goal tally in England’s top flight.

They are also sat at the top of the Premier League with eight wins, two draws and one loss coming from their opening encounters.

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