Liverpool fans sorely miss that twirly-dance celebration Daniel Sturridge has become famous for.
The injury-prone striker, who only managed seven starts for his team last season, is set for a comeback in September and a player with the class of Sturridge would auto-fit into almost any attacking line-up on the globe.
The question is: where would you play him?
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The most probable answer you will get from Liverpool fans is to slot him right next to star striker Christian Benteke.
It seems theoretically very viable, as Benteke’s touch-downs and head flicks would fall sweetly on Sturridge’s hungry boots. In saying that, Liverpool seem to perform better with two strikers as was most effectively seen with the Luis Suarez-Daniel Sturridge combination two seasons back.
But, is the structure and style of Benteke suited to it?
Rodgers must try the Benteke-Sturridge combination
I think only experiments will tell, and Rodgers will be ridiculed by even the most unknowing Anfield regular if he does not try the Benteke-Sturridge combination.
With a solid midfield pairing of captain Jordan Henderson and deputy James Milner, as well as an irrepressible Brazilian partnership of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, the front men can be confident that pin point delivery is a short pass away.
Also worth noting are the midfielders in the squad looking to break-through into the consistent first eleven. These include Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Joe Allen, Lucas Leiva, Lazar Markovic and youngster Jordan Ibe.
There is no doubt that Liverpool do have a star-studded team with immense potential. It remains to be seen though if they can match the mighty squads of Manchester City, Manchester United and champions Chelsea.
Perhaps Arsenal is the team Liverpool are looking to eliminate in stage one of their primary pursuit of Champions League football.
Things will get very interesting when Sturridge is fit. Let us also not forget about Danny Ings, Divock Origi, and perhaps Mario Balotelli who are eyeing out to impress Rodgers.
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