Henderson Backs Daniel Sturridge to End Goal Drought
Jordan Henderson is of the opinion that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is extremely frustrated with the lack of first-team action this season.
Due to various injury problems, manager JurgenKlopp has had to look at other options like Roberto Firmino for the role of a striker. Since the new combination has worked out extremely well, Sturridge has been unable to get back into the first-team even after returning from injury several months ago. The England striker has faced some severe niggling issues over the last few years, which have limited him only to a handful of appearances.
Yet to score a league goal this season, the future of the striker at Liverpool looks to beat them at the moment. As a result, he has been linked with a move away from the club with several Premier League showing interest. Regular first-team football is extremely important for the forward in terms of preserving his international career as well.
Sturridge came off the bench in the recent Merseyside derby to set up a victory forSadio Mane, who came to the club in the £ 34 million deal in the summer. Even though he may not have scored, it provided some much needed headlines for the 27-year-old.
Henderson said it may not be long before Sturridge is back among the goals."He’s been frustrated that he hasn’t been involved. But he hasn’t let it affect him and around the place he has stayed happy and quite chilled. You know when he gets fit he is a big plus because he has so much quality.When he comes on and when he plays, he has so much quality that you know he is going to produce magic and create goals.The key (at Everton) was the way he got himself an extra half-yard,” said Henderson.