Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has seemingly given one of his clubs forgotten men Daniel Sturridge a lifeline.
Sturridge moved to Anfield from Chelsea in 2013 and began his Reds career in superb fashion, becoming one of the fastest players in the clubs illustrious history to net 50 goals.
His seemingly constant injury struggles and his lack of suitability to Klopp’s high intensity style of play have meant that his Anfield career was expected to come to an end this summer.
Sturridge left Liverpool on loan last January to join West Brom, but rather unsurprisingly he spent most of his time at the Hawthorns on the physio table.
However, the 28-year-old returned to pre season training last week and scored a double in Liverpool’s 7-0 drubbing of Chester at the weekend, leading Klopp to admit that he has been impressed with the talented striker:
“I saw a lot of good things from Daniel so he needs more that he can still impress me,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
“I know about his quality. A very positive week, very positive today, he looked really good.”