Chris Sutton: This Liverpool player experienced a difficult night for his country on Friday
By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton believes Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge endured a “difficult night” against Scotland at Wembley.
The 27-year-old opened the scoring for England by heading in a Kyle Walker cross as the hosts ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in their World Cup qualifier on Friday night.
Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill also got on the scoresheet as Gareth Southgate’s side beat an abject Scottish team.
Former Premier League winner Sutton offered his thoughts on Sturridge’s performance against the Scots as he explained the two aspects of his game he needs to improve on.
“In an attacking sense, England looked slow and laborious in the first half but Daniel Sturridge took his chance ever so well,” Sutton told the Daily Mail.
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“Yes, Sturridge can work harder. Yes, he can threaten more in behind. But it was a difficult night for him — he was starved of service. England played too slowly through the middle and Scotland kept things tight.
“When you get a chance at this level, you have to take it and it was a superb finish from the Liverpool striker.”
Sturridge has scored on eight occasions in 25 games for his home country with two of those goals coming on the European and World Cup stage.
Despite Liverpool being in red hot form in the Premier League this season, Sturridge is yet to find the back of the net in eight games.
Jurgen Klopp’s side top the league table with 26 points from 11 games as they will travel to Southampton after the international break.
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