Daniel Sturridge can be as deadly as any goal-getter in football and can once again flourish in front of goal for Liverpool. And he may just provide the firepower that can deliver the Premier League title to Anfield ending some 28 years of hurt since they last won the top-flight crown.
That’s the verdict of Kop hero Robbie Fowler, who reckons Sturridge is as good as anyone in chipping in with crucial strikes for the Reds’ cause. Fowler knows all about scoring goals in a red shirt, of course, having found the net 183 times in his career on Merseyside. And his words of wisdom regarding the striker could even tempt fans to have a flutter on Jurgen Klopp’s side winning the top-flight title.
Sturridge, the former Chelsea and Manchester City goal-getter, was becoming to be a bit of a forgotten man at Anfield but he announced himself back on the scene with a wonder goal that earned Liverpool a point at title rivals Chelsea recently. The stunning 89th-minute leveller at Stamford Bridge won him rave reviews and Fowler predicts there is more to come from the attacker, who is aged 29.
He said of the talented frontman:
“Fit and well, Daniel Sturridge is as good as any striker in the Premier League, he really is. You’re more or less guaranteed goals with him. We want to see it at Liverpool. He has thought, ‘I’ll knuckle down, fight for my place and stay where I’m going to play good football at a great club’.”
Meanwhile, Klopp has been told that he may well need attract a playmaker to the club because the creativity of Brazil ace Philippe Coutinho is missed within the Anfield squad.
Reds hero Jamie Carragher has identified that Klopp requires more quality in the middle of the park and that could mean the German coach redoubles his efforts to bring in a playmaker. He has been linked with recruiting the likes of Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir but a £53million deal fell through in the summer. Now Klopp may go back in for his man to add the creativity missing since Coutinho went to Barcelona in a whopping £142million transfer in January.
And Carra said:
“We need a bit more quality in midfield, I think. That’s all. Maybe he’ll revisit that in January. I just look at that midfield and I think we’re missing that Coutinho type of player. Obviously, we went in for Fekir, so we’re obviously looking for someone like that.
“We’re trying to compete with City, and I look and they’ve got Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva in there. I don’t think we’ve got that sort of player.
“We’ve got different types of players and we don’t play the same as them. But, now and again at Anfield, you’re going to need someone to open up teams and do something a little bit clever. That’s my only worry with this squad, but besides that, I think this could be Liverpool’s greatest squad for the last 30 years.”