Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge ‘would get in any team’ based on his performance against Paris Saint-Germain, says John Barnes

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge ‘would get in any team’ based on his performance against Paris Saint-Germain, says John Barnes


Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge ‘would get in any team’ based on his performance in Tuesday night’s Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain, according to John Barnes.

However, the Reds legend believes the striker has a future in the Reds team if he keeps showing the same desire whenever he gets an opportunity to play.

Sturridge has been relegated to a back-up striker in recent seasons due to his fitness struggles and the arrivals of now first-choice trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The 29-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from Anfield in the summer, having spent the second-half of last season on loan at West Brom.

But the forward enjoyed a resurgence during Liverpool’s pre-season, scoring six goals to convince manager Jurgen Klopp to keep him at the club – and it has proven a good decision already.

Sturridge has two goals from five appearances this season, and marked his first start of the campaign with a header to set to Reds on their way to a stunning 3-2 win over PSG.

Sturridge busts out his trademark celebration after scoring against PSG

Sturridge busts out his trademark celebration after scoring against PSG

Former Liverpool star Barnes has been impressed by his attitude and believes, even though he may not be first choice, he can still play a role for the Reds.

“Daniel showed a great attitude, work rate and effort – it was a great performance from him,” Barnes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“But regardless of how he played last night, when push comes to shove is he going to get in front of Firmino?

Sturridge was replaced by Firmino on 72 minutes against PSG, with the Brazilian later scoring a stoppage-time winner

Sturridge was replaced by Firmino on 72 minutes against PSG, with the Brazilian later scoring a stoppage-time winner

“I don’t think so necessarily, which is a shame. I really feel the front three for Liverpool moving forward will continue to be Salah, Mane and Firmino.

“Daniel is a great player and if he continues to show the attitude he did last night, he would get in anybody’s team.

“Will Daniel then get discouraged because he’s not playing every week? I don’t know, but the attitude he showed last night, if he keeps that up, he’ll be ok.”

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