BBC pundit labels Daniel Sturridge’s body language as “disgraceful”
Daniel Sturridge is currently not one of the regular names on Jurgen Klopp’s team sheet at Liverpool and BBC’s Sussex commentator Warren Aspinall has advised the Reds to get rid of the Englishman due to his so-called “disgraceful” body language.
Sturridge has been relegated largely to bench duty, with Liverpool’s lethal front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino playing most of the games in the Premier League.
With his involvement limited to only a bit-part role in the first-team, Sturridge has been used occasionally in domestic cup competitions as a stopgap to rest some of the regular players up front.
However, Aspinall believes that Liverpool can do themselves a world of good by reducing their wage bill, which would include Sturridge heading for the exit door.
“Sturridge – if I was the chairman I’d get him off the wage bill,” the former Brighton, Everton and Portsmouth striker said on the Albion Unlimited podcast.
“I think sometimes his body language is a disgrace, sometimes he’s lazy, and not really a Liverpool player since this manager’s taken over.”
Another player who has been linked with Liverpool heading into the January transfer window is Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross, with Klopp reportedly interested in completing a £15 million raid on the Seagulls.
But BBC Radio Merseyside sports editor Ian Kennedy doesn’t expect any transfer to be done.
“Not really, I have to say,” he said when asked if Liverpool had Gross on their radar.
“Obviously a very good player.
“The thing with Jurgen Klopp though, he never discusses transfers.
“As soon as someone mentions a rumour in a press conference, he completely shuts it down and says ‘we don’t talk about it’.
“He’s pretty good at not giving you any information.”