Jurgen Klopp has said that Daniel Sturridge does not need to worry about his current goal drought as many other famous strikers have gone through similar experiences.
The England international has seen his starting spot as the main forward for Liverpool taken by Roberto Firmino and he has yet to score in the Premier League this season. The German boss feels, however, that the former Chelsea man can take hope from other hit-men who have endured the same kind of spell.
He said (via the Metro): “There are moments when you think he should score and he doesn’t, but you have to carry on. And I think this is a very useful moment in his career. A big name: Lewandowski. There were times when he didn’t score. Gerd Muller! There were games he didn’t score.”
Sturridge made his 100th appearance for the Reds on Monday night against Manchester United but was subbed in the second half as the game remained goalless. He has 55 Liverpool goals to his name with his last two – his only two this season – coming against Burton Albion in a 5-0 win in the EFL Cup.
Liverpool host West Brom tonight and the striker should be fit to be in contention for Klopp’s line-up. The Reds have not beaten the Baggies in three efforts, all of which have been draws.