Liverpool boss prepared to drop star striker against Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is considering to drop star striker Daniel Sturridge in favour of Divock Origi for their Europa League quarter-final clash against Borussia Dortmund, according to reports from the Mirror.

The German is weighing up his options ahead of their crunch tie with his former club, with Sturridge set to be benched in favour of a more hard-working centre forward in Origi.

Dortmund are firm favourites to progress to the semi-final after crushing Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 on aggregate in the round-of-sixteen, but Klopp was adamant that he can guide the Reds to a shock victory against the BVB.

And the Liverpool gaffer was in a confident mood ahead of the fixture, responding humorously that coming back to the Westfalenstadion may be difficult, but he’d: “rather be here than, I don’t know, North Korea!”

He went on to say: “If you follow our way over the past few months, then you see we have had a few good moments, and if we have a good moment tomorrow then we will have a real game.

“If we don’t have a good moment then it will be easy for Dortmund. But it is possible (we have a good moment) it is absolutely possible. It will not be easy of course, it’s all about the moment and you need to use the moment.”

Liverpool play Stoke City in their next league game this weekend, with the second leg against Dortmund scheduled for April 15th next Thursday.