- Daniel Sturridge has fallen out of favour at Liverpool under boss Jurgen Klopp
- The forward has failed to impress under Jurgen Klopp and could be on his way out of the club
Jamie Carragher admits it is most likely time for Daniel Sturridge to quit Liverpool after falling out of favour under manager Jurgen Klopp.
The England striker has started just five Premier League games so far this season, with Klopp preferring to deploy Brazilian Roberto Firmino in attack instead.
That is a dramatic decline from the 2013/14 season when he scored 21 league goals alongside strike partner Luis Suarez to take Liverpool to the brink of their first ever Premier League title.
Injury problems have also restricted the former Manchester City striker and Carragher believes his fitness issues, combined with his playing style, means the 27-year-old’s time at Anfield could be coming to an end.
‘I don’t think Daniel Sturridge has ever been a Jurgen Klopp-type of player,’ Carragher told Newsweek, speaking at a promotional event for Sky Sports’ upcoming football coverage.
When everyone has been fit he’s never really played. He’s got injury problems which is an issue but I’ll probably be surprised if he’s there next season.
‘It might be better for everyone if he moves on and tries to rejuvenate his career because he had a brilliant start to his Liverpool career; him and [Luis] Suarez were devastating. But it just seems to have tailed off now.’
Liverpool face a key showdown against Bournemouth this evening as they look to consolidate themselves in the top four.
Klopp’s side are currently in third place on 59 points, but have played a game more than both Manchester City and Manchester United, who are on 58 and 54 points respectively.