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Jamie Carragher admits fears over Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool future

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You only had to watch Liverpool's display at Stamford Bridge last night to see that Jurgen Klopp has his squad firing on all cylinders right now.

However, there's one member of the first team who played an important role in last night's impressive win who Jamie Carragher feels is set to suffer under the German's system.

Indeed, speaking in his role as Sky Sports pundit on Friday night, the Liverpool legend voiced his concerns about a conundrum that could cause friction further down the line at Anfield.

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Commenting on the situation of Daniel Sturridge ahead of kick off last night, Carragher warned during Sky's broadcast:

“You still wonder whether he suits anything about Jurgen Klopp, I don’t think he does.

"I think his quality is maybe on another level to some of the players in the first-team so it’s a conundrum for the manager.

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"Will Sturridge ever be the number one striker for Jurgen Klopp going forward over the next three or four years? I don’t think so.

"I hope I’m wrong because his goal record tells you he’s a fantastic talent."

Uncertain future

Sturridge was actually given the start for Liverpool against Chelsea and played fairly well before being substituted in the 57th minute.

However, there has already been much talk this season about whether Klopp truly believes the 27-year-old can be Liverpool's main striker in the months and years ahead.


Sturridge looked far from impressed having been left on the bench for the club's recent trip to Tottenham and, with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane offering attacking alternatives, there is a school of thought that believes he will be the odd man out soon enough.

Clearly, despite Sturridge having started Liverpool's last two Premier League fixtures, Carragher has his concerns too.

Since arriving at Anfield, the England striker has 55 goals in 96 appearances all told but has often struggled to keep himself fit.

Indeed, it is his history with the treatment table, rather than his ability to find the net, that may be casting doubts in Klopp's mind.

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Only time will tell if the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward is able to win his manager round and secure his long-term future on Merseyside.

The best chance he has of doing that is by continuing to stay fit and on the pitch, helping his teammates continue an impressive start to the Premier League season.

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