Saunders tells Sturridge: "Adapt or Leave".


Saunders believes Sturridge could leave Liverpool if he is unable to have regular first-team football


England striker Daniel Sturridge must adapt to Jurgen Klopp's style of play or end up with the possibility of leaving Anfield, says Dean Saunders.

The 29-year-old hasn't been able to adapt to Klopp's high pressing football hence why he has started only four times for the Reds this season as the former Dortmund coach prefers to deploy Roberto Firmino in the attacking position.

"I think Sturridge is up there with [Sergio] Aguero, talent wise. [Roberto] Firmino has been playing up the middle for Liverpool because he is better at getting the ball back. Sturridge, for real cutting edge and hurting you as a striker, is up there with the best," Saunders told Premier League Daily ahead of Liverpool's 4-1 win over Stoke City.

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"But he just can't stay fit and they need to get to the bottom of it because the injuries are holding his career back.

"He is not getting a run of games together. Klopp has to play him up the middle, but does he react as quick as Firmino when you lose the ball? No, and that's why Firmino plays in front of him."

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