Jurgen Klopp was very impressed with Daniel Sturridge during training session

Published Add your comment

Football News

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that striker Daniel Sturridge was 'very impressive' during Friday's training session. 

Speaking ahead of his side's FA Cup fourth-round replay fixture against West Ham United tomorrow night, the revered manager has insisted that he still hasn't decided on his starting XI for the clash. 

Klopp, who was absent from his side's 2-2 draw against Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Saturday, has also admitted that he had hoped for Sturridge to secure some game time. 


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

Sturridge, then, will be hoping to feature at Upton Park, but he may well have to bide his time in pursuit of redemption. 

Speaking to reporters, the Liverpool boss stated: "We haven't decided on starting line up yet. He was fit enough to be on bench on Sat. Very impressive in Fri's session."

Sturridge opportunity 

When asked whether he had been hoping to hand Sturridge some minutes during the Sunderland clash, Klopp stated, as per the Liverpool Echo: “We would have liked to, but the game had a different story with a few early changes.

“It’s complicated with changing so we have to look at who will start. They can’t start all together because the whole game would be too much for all three.”

Huge three months 

There's no getting away from the fact that Sturridge faces a huge few months on Merseyside. For the second consecutive season, he has endured a torrid period - he has featured in just 17 league games since the start of the 2014/15 campaign - so something has to change sooner rather than later. 

With Euro 2016 on the horizon, Sturridge may well believe that he can still make Roy Hodgson's squad, but he has to start proving his fitness on a consistent basis. That, unfortunately for Sturridge, is easier said than done. 

Liverpool fans: do you expect Sturridge to get back to fitness before the end of the season? Have your say below! 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Daniel Sturridge
Premier League
Steven Gerrard

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again