Jurgen Klopp has discussed Daniel Sturridge’s concerns over playing out wide rather than as a central striker for Liverpool.
Sturridge voiced his frustration at being deployed as a right winger so far this season, admitting he does not feel comfortable playing in the position.
And Klopp admits he does not want to play the England international out wide, although he believes Sturridge can be effective there.
“First of all, you have to think a little bit about why you ask things like this. I don’t want to play Daniel as a wide player, but he can play there. In the key moments he needs to be in the finishing position,” he said.
Klopp: “Daniel is a very smart player. He’s good at getting himself into positions where it’s not easy to defend.”
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“But winger is not a fixed position, especially not in Daniel’s case. We still have to work on a lot of things. I don’t know exactly what he said but we have talks.
“It’s not like you play there and say wait until something happens. It’s flexible football.”