Daniel Sturridge's next six months at Anfield could be the last of his Kop career if he doesn't prove to boss Jurgen Klopp that his injury woes are behind him, believes Liverpool legend Didi Hamman.
For the second season in a row, Sturridge’s chance to continue his brilliant goal scoring form on Merseyside has been plighted by injuries.
And ahead of Sunday's clash against arch-rivals Manchester United, the former Reds midfield star Hamann said of the 26-year-old as the Daily Mirror quoted: “Time is running out for Daniel to show that he is the striker to lead Liverpool’s attack in the future.
“There is no doubting Sturridge’s quality, but I remember when I was at City that there were worries back then about his problems with injury.
“Jurgen Klopp needs a striker he can rely on. Not only that, he expects every single one of his players to put in a shift physically.
“There have to be doubts whether Sturridge can cope physically with the system that Klopp plays.
"If he can’t, and if his fitness problems continue, then Klopp will not think twice about bringing someone else in.
“This is a big six months for Daniel.
"He has to get himself fit, play regularly and score goals.”