Origi May Hinder Sturridge First Team Chances

Daniel Sturridge chances of getting into the Liverpool first team are getting slimmer by the day, he is injury prone and that is the nemesis that has slowed down his career, something Jurgen Klopp also seems not to be comfortable with anymore. He has the potentials to be a great player but may not get near it.

And Divock Origi may finally push him out of Liverpool. Following injury to star player Philippe Coutinho who will be out for 5 to 6 weeks, Origi has been picked as his replacement ahead of the English forward. Origi has scored in his last two matches for the Reds and may start their next game against Bournemouth.

Though Sturridge is out with a calf injury, he is expected to return to action earlier than Coutinho but there is no guarantee he will get into the first team with the work rate of Origi so far, coupled with the fact that Jurgen Klopp seems to prefer the former Lille player.

Origi replaced Coutinho in the Sunderland match and he grew into the game breaking the deadlock in the 75th minute. He also opened the scoring in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Leeds United in the League Cup as they booked their place in the last four.

Sturridge has been linked with West Ham and Southampton after falling behind Firmino and Saido Mane and opportunity to get in the starting line upending the return of Coutinho looked to have been snatched by Origi

The former Chelsea forward has been limited to the League Cup, making just two appearances in the Premier League so far this season. He will have to increase his work rate to get into Klopp’s team. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has warned his players against complacency and he is ready to drop any player exhibiting that attributes.

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