Wright criticises Sturridge after another poor display

Date published: Friday 27th January 2017 11:00

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright thinks Daniel Sturridge needs to work harder if he is to impress Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool fans.

The England international has only managed six goals for Liverpool all season and is without a goal in his last five appearances for the club, including their 1-0 loss at home to Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-final.

Unfortunately for the Reds, Sturridge’s run of poor form and lack of goals has coincided with Sadio Mane heading off to the African Cup of Nations.

And Wright reckons Sturridge should be scoring more of his chances and working harder to win a long-term place in the starting line-up.

“Mane is a massive miss because he gives them that drive past the back four,” Wright told The Sun.

“Daniel Sturridge doesn’t do that. He’s not getting past the back four and breaking the lines. Liverpool have lost that.

“People might not like Daniel’s body language or that he’s maybe not working as hard as he should be to try to cement a place in the team.

“He’s missing some very good chances.”

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