Daniel Sturridge unhappy with Liverpool FC position change

The England global came off the bench to score twice in the Reds' 5-0 dismantling of Championship side Burton Albion in the EFL Cup despite being utilised on the right wing by Klopp.

Yet Klopp cut through any tension to maintain that he is not banishing Sturridge to the periphery and does not see him - or any of his attacking players - in a fixed formation.

"Both goals [against Burton] he scored from inside the box, so he was not on the wing at those moments". That is flexible football.

"It's 10 years since we played Manchester United in the FA Cup so these games don't come around very often for us. He's good at getting himself into positions where it's not easy to defend". "Burnley and Burton were games where we actually didn't need an offensive winger, that job should be filled by the fullbacks".

"There is absolutely no problem", Klopp said.

"I really like this player, but I don't like to talk too much after only two games for him".

"In the modern-day game you have to try and be flexible, but everyone knows my best position", Sturridge said. "They are a pressing team".

"They are convinced about their style of play". It's high individual quality.

"They played in Southampton together and it was not too bad. I've seen a lot of good signs from us". Klopp believes his side have vastly improved in the period since. "How can we be more than 100 percent ambitious?"

Do you feel better after reading those quotes?!

"You need to find rhythm", Klopp said. It's the same situation with Divock [Origi].

With regard to potential outgoings before the summer transfer window closes next week, the manager also revealed that he now has no plans in the event that the likes of Lazar Markovic and Mario Balotelli do not depart Anfield. And when we say we want to fight for everything then, of course, the League Cup is involved.

"You have to make decisions about your squad", he said. "There's no decision in the next few minutes".

The second round game at Pirelli Stadium will be streamed live on LFCTV GO and can be watched live in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports 1/HD.

  • Julie Sanders