Defender turned pundit claims there is a lot riding on striker’s return from injury.
Former Liverpool stopper Jamie Carragher has said that the return of Daniel Sturridge from injury will hopefully provide the spark for the club to reignite their season, according to the Daily Star.
The 25-year-old has been on the sidelines since September when he was injured whilst on international duty with England, and his comeback was hampered last month by a completely new injury.
Having lost talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the summer, the absence of Sturridge has seen Liverpool struggle to recapture last season’s title challenging form.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are currently 15 points behind league leaders Chelsea, and Carragher believes it will take Sturridge returning to form to spark a fightback.
“You can’t just expect Daniel Sturridge to come in and fire on all cylinders,” he told talkSPORT.
“He has been out for while so you don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but it looks like it is down to him because there is not much else there at the moment.
“Hopefully, when this international break is out the way, we will start seeing the real Liverpool.
“It will be a different Liverpool to last season, for obvious reasons – Luis Suarez going and the new players coming in – but we have to start picking it up because before you know it Southampton might even be too far ahead, never mind the other top teams.”
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