At times this season, Daniel Sturridge could be forgiven for thinking he didn’t have a future at Liverpool.
It’s still unclear exactly how much Jurgen Klopp values the striker, but he’s certainly been given plenty of food for thought after the England international’s superb display against Tottenham.
The Reds eased through to the next round of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 win, Spurs’ only goal coming from the penalty spot courtesy of Vincent Janssen.
Sturridge scored twice and generally led Klopp’s young side from the front, so it’s no wonder his manager looked convinced by him after the game.
“It was good, he did what he had to do, and it was brilliant,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“He could have scored three or four, but it was really good. That’s his real strength and he showed it again.”
Had it not been for some great saves from Spurs’ back-up goalkeeper, it could have been more, but Sturridge can at least be satisfied that he has done enough to put himself back in Klopp’s thoughts.
Divock Origi was Liverpool’s other standout player, so all in all, Liverpool’s attacking options are in healthy shape as they look to continue their fine run of form.