Martin Keown backs this Liverpool fringe player to start performing
By Amir Mir
Martin Keown believes Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge “will start scoring” at some stage this season.
The 27-year-old has failed to find the net in the Premier League this term as he has played only 19 minutes of football in his last three games.
Forward Roberto Firmino, who has scored five league goals, has been opted ahead of Sturridge as the Merseyside club top the Premier League table after 11 games.
But former Arsenal defender Keown has backed Sturridge to start performing, but he explained why it will be tough for him to get into the first-team fold at this moment in time.
“Daniel Sturridge is a player who you want in your squad,” Keown wrote in his Daily Mail column. “You feel that Jurgen Klopp will give everyone a game a Liverpool and at some point Sturridge will start scoring.
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“When you look at the forward players Liverpool have available there is such strength. Klopp certainly won’t want to break up what he has now. There is a real competition for places.”
Sturridge is currently on international duty with England as they prepare to take on their old rivals Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Friday night.
The England international has made ten Premier League and EFL Cup appearances for Liverpool this term, where he has scored four goals and provided two assists.
Klopp’s side have been in breathtaking form this season, scoring 30 goals in 11 games as they have registered 26 points.
In other Liverpool team news, supporters have taken to Twitter to claim Philippe Coutinho is better than this Arsenal ace.