Man United legend delivers warning to Liverpool star ahead of crunch clash
By Tony Hughes
Ryan Giggs has hit out at Daniel Sturridge following his poor performance for England against Solvenia on Tuesday.
Man United legend Giggs was talking in his role as pundit on ITV following the game and said that the Liverpool and England striker needs to improve his decision making.
“I played with him with Team GB [at the 2012 Olympics]. He has everything, good touch, good finisher, quick, but to be a top, top player he has to improve his decision-making,” Giggs said live on ITV.
“Making more good decisions than you do bad ones. Today there was just too many bad decisions.”
Sturridge has had a disappointing start to the new season, despite his opening goal for England against Malta on Saturday in the first of their two World Cup qualifiers.
The striker has lost his place in the Liverpool first team to Roberto Firmino and is yet to score in the Premier League after featuring six times.
Last season, the 22-time England international made just 19 starts for Liverpool in all competitions and was replaced in 11 of those, as the striker failed to overcome a persistent groin injury before succumbing to knee and hamstring problems.
Now back to fitness, Sturridge is finding it difficult to become a first-team regular and could be forced to look at other avenues.
The Birmingham-born forward is just one appearance shy of a century of games for Liverpool, scoring 56 goals and adding another 20 in assists.
Liverpool face bitter rivals Man United next at Anfield on Monday night, in a game that could see the Reds go top if other results go their way.
In other Liverpool team news, this senior Man United duo could miss out on the Liverpool game on Monday.