Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been impressed by Daniel Sturridge’s pre-season and is prepared to give the striker another chance at the club nect season
Last season Liverpool were ready to offload the 28-year-old to anyone willing to pay £20m, he ended up going to West Brom on loan in January but was injured early on and managed just six appearances.
“We’re not in doubt – and nobody was ever in doubt – about his quality,” he said. “In this moment he looks really good to be honest. That’s cool – really cool for him and cool for us.
“[It’s] a very important moment for him. I am in talks with him, what he feels. I don’t want to make him the most physically strong player in the squad or whatever. The most physically strong player in the squad cannot play football like Daniel Sturridge and he has no possibility to be that, to be the marathon man of the team, but he can be a very decisive player.”
Daniel Sturridge could be in line to start the Premier League campaign at home to West Ham in just over a fortnight’s time with Roberto Firmino – along with new goalkeeper and fellow Brazil international Alisson – rejoining the squad only at next week’s training camp in France.