‘You cannot use him as an orange’… Liverpool boss hints at resting key man for Everton game

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he will not overuse Daniel Sturridge in the risk of the striker missing EURO 2016.

Sturridge has missed a large part of the last two seasons with recurring injuries, but the former Chelsea attacker seems to finally be getting back to his best and has played in the Reds’ last four league matches.

After a goal and an assist against Bournemouth last weekend, Sturridge is keen to once again be in the starting line-up when they host Merseyside rivals Everton on Wednesday.

However, despite the England international’s good form, Klopp has insisted that he is set to continue rotating Sturridge with in-form forward Divock Origi until the end of the campaign.

“After this long period, you cannot use him as an orange and take each bit of the juice.” he is quoted by The Sun.

“He is in the best shape since I have been here. Does that mean we can now say ‘Oh my God, Daniel is back, let’s push him through all these games’?

“Divock and Daniel have shown they can play together.”

Liverpool are still competing in the Europa League after a dramatic 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund, Klopp’s former club, in the quarter-finals last week.

Sturridge has made 19 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring nine goals.