Carragher tears into Sturridge over missed chance

Date published: Monday 2nd October 2017 11:26

Daniel Sturridge has been criticised by Jamie Carragher for missing a golden opportunity in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday.

The England international was substituted off midway through the second half after he missed the opportunity to put the Reds 2-1 up.

And Carragher thinks Liverpool would have won the match had Alvaro Morata, Harry Kane or Romelu Lukaku been on the end of the chance that Sturridge squandered.

“He should [have scored] and that’s what he’s in the team for,” he told Sky Sports.

“He’s not in the team to press, because he doesn’t press. He’s not in the team to run in behind because he’s not that player anymore – the injuries have taken its toll.

“He doesn’t get in behind people so he doesn’t actually get involved a lot. So the reason he’s in that team is to finish that chance. He has to score.

“Sometimes a striker will say ‘oh but I’m getting the chances, I’ll start worrying when the chances don’t come’ and then when the chances don’t come, they’ll say ‘oh, I’m not getting any creativity, no one is setting up chances for me!’

“I think strikers get away with a lot really when they’re missing chances. That’s a massive chance.

“If that’s Harry Kane, that’s a goal. Morata, it’s a goal. Lukaku, it’s a goal.

“And they’re coming away with a 2-1 win.”


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