What I really think about Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool FC

Lampard, speaking to BT Sport before the 1-1 draw at Anfield, said of Sturridge: “He’s a fantastic talent, we all know that.”

“He can score goals, he can turn in the box and create things out of nothing.”

“The only thing you would always question about Daniel Sturridge is his minutes, his injuries and his body language sometimes when he comes on. But he’s a huge threat.”

Sturridge made a rare start for his side in the 1-1 draw, but failed to do enough to make his reinstatement in the team a permanent one.

It was Mohamed Salah continuing his impressive goalscoring run that broke the deadlock, scoring his tenth goal of the League season.

The Egyptian’s goal looked to be enough to grab the points for the home side, before late substitute Willian equalised with an exquisite cross-cum-shot that deceived Simon Mignolet in the Reds goal.

Sturridge lasted 66 minutes, being replaced just after Salah’s goal by Giorgino Wijnaldum. The England striker will be extra eager to impress in order to book a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup.

Sturridge has remained largely injury free so far this season and has bagged three goals in all of his appearances this campaign.

This has not been enough to gain a permanent spot in Jurgen Klopp’s plans, as Brazilian Roberto Firmino has been first choice for the German manager.