Sturridge ‘a waste of time’, says Souness

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 12:55

Graeme Souness believes “it’s a waste of time” for Liverpool to try and rely on injury-prone Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge is currently sidelined with his third injury of the season, and the England striker appears no closer to making a return.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has asked for fans to be “patient” amid calls for the club to cash in on the player they signed for around £10million from Chelsea in January 2013, but former player and manager Souness believes that Sturridge could be a lost cause at Anfield.

“Sturridge is a top class player, but if you can’t rely on him fitness wise then it’s a waste of time,” he told the Daily Mirror. “It’s a terrible combination in that you can’t keep him fit and you never know when he’ll be fit.

“I can’t remember another player like him. I can’t remember anything from my playing or management days. The medical staff must have looked at every aspect and still not found a solution.

“It’s cruel because Liverpool had a great combination with Sturridge and Luis Suarez. Yet you’ve almost lost them both from that season.”

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