Looking at Sturridge’s performances since coming on in the Watford and Soton game together with his performances on international break I feel like Klopp needs to figure a way out to put him in the first 11. While Firmino gives us industry, pressing and counter pressing, Sturridge adds star quality and creativity. The two samba boys have a good chemistry but Coutinho and Sturridge and Mane can combine more effectively in my opinion. Definitely in the bigger games it makes sense for Firmino to give that work ethic but Sturridge has the ability to change a game in a moment that doesn’t come as easily to Bobby.
Sturridge looks to be in great form at the moment. His first touches, overall ground coverage and general creativity is on another level to Firmino. In the games coming up against teams that’s going to sit back and defend with 10 behind the ball, I think there’s a legitimate case for starting Sturridge. I’d drop Wijnaldum and put Coutinho in midfield and go with Studge, Firmino and Mane upfront. Coutinho, Lallana and Henderson in midfield.