‘LIKE PLAYING WITH 10 MEN’: Reds Legend Carragher Slams Sturridge After His Poor Show Against Southampton
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher insisted that Jurgen Klopp’s side look “like they are playing with ten men” when striker Daniel Sturridge fails to deliver.
Premier League giants Liverpool were ousted of the EFL Cup after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the second leg of the semi-final clash (2-0 on aggregate).
Shane Long scored a late winner to book a place for Southampton in the final of the EFL Cup.
English striker Daniel Sturridge had a dreadful night up front for Klopp’s side after missing a golden opportunity to draw level from close range in the second half.
And the Liverpool legend Carragher insisted that Sturridge’s current performance is no way near to what was seen from him when he had arrived at Anfield in 2013.
Carragher said: “Sturridge is a completely different player now to when he came. The whole reason Rodgers bought him was to penetrate in behind.”
“The only reason you have Sturridge in the team is for his finishing ability but you have to put it on the plate for him.”
“If Sturridge doesn’t score then it’s like playing with 10 men because they are not getting it in to him.”
And Sturridge have had suffered a series of injuries in the past two years and Carragher insisted that his dip in form reminded him of Owen after injury hampered his footballing career.
He added:“I don’t know if his pace is gone or he’s worried he’ll injure something. I remember Owen was something similar.”