'He is so important' - Liverpool fans urge Klopp to recall 27-year-old against Southampton
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool fans heaped praise on Daniel Sturridge following his cameo appearance in the team’s win against Watford on Monday night.
The Reds came away from Vicarage Road with all three points after a massive 1-0 win thanks to Emre Can’s wonder goal.
Can’s goal came on the brink of half time as he thumped a stunning bicycle kick into the top corner after meeting Lucas’ chipped through ball.
Sturridge came on in the closing moments as he replaced Divock Origi as he returned from a hip complaint.
The 27-year-old almost netted too, only for Heurelho Gomes to claw away his low effort and push it just wide of the post.
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The 25-time England international was making his 17th Premier League appearance of the season, in a campaign marred by injuries.
Liverpool fans were impressed by Sturridge’s cameo appearance, and many have even called for him to start their next game versus Southampton instead of Divock Origi.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Sturridge did more in 5 mins then Origi has done in 4 games. I expect Origi to be benched next game
— Luca (@LFCLuca) May 1, 2017
Emre Can easily best player tonight. I think Sturridge should start ahead of origi next game.
— . (@SuarezMojo) May 1, 2017
Sturridge just showed in 6 minutes why he is so important
— Saksham (@Couthinology) May 1, 2017
Sturridge outperformed Origi tonight. Makes a case for a start in the next game. #LFC
— AnkiT (@TheAnkitG) May 1, 2017
Sturridge has created more chances in his 5 Min cameo than Origi in his last three games.
— Yashasvi L V (@yashasvilv) May 1, 2017
Really want Sturridge to start next game. He deserves it
— Aks (@F1ashPoint) May 1, 2017
The result leaves the Reds third in the Premier League and consolidates their position in the top four.
Klopp’s side now sit three points ahead of Man City in fourth, and four points ahead of Man United.
In other Liverpool news, here are three things we learned from the Reds’ win at Watford.