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Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool warning by Jamie Carragher

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Jamie Carragher claims Liverpool duo Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge must adapt to Jurgen Klopp's style or face the axe at Anfield. 

Speaking on Monday Night Football, as per the Mirror, Carragher has insisted that the enigmatic German will demand that his players come around to his way of thinking. 

Sturridge and Benteke were both sidelined for Klopp's opening fixture against Tottenham on Saturday, meaning that youngster Divock Origi was handed a place in attack. 

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The Belgium international performed admirably, as he adapted to Klopp's high-press approach, but it's far from certain as to whether the likes of Sturridge and Benteke will be able to buy into their new manager's philosophy. 

Carragher believes they have no choice but to change their ways under Klopp, as he stated: "Can Klopp get Sturridge and Benteke to buy into that [approach]? I think he is the type of manager who demands it.

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"He will expect that. Those players will have to do that or they won't play or be moved on.

"They will have to if they want to stay at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp."

Time to change

Ultimately, with the 48-year-old German in charge, it's all change on Merseyside. Run, run, run is clearly the message and it will take some getting used to for certain Liverpool players. 

It's natural that there's a slight worry over the attacking duo of Sturridge and Benteke. They must have the appetite to prove their credentials under the new regime or they really could be out the exit door. 

Klopp will be well aware that it's not going to be easy for all of his stars to adjust, but he will certainly be pleased with the start that has been made. 

Can Benteke and Sturridge adapt to Klopp's style? Have your say below! 

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Premier League
Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge
Christian Benteke
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Jamie Carragher

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