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Daniel Sturridge's disgusted reaction to not being used as a substitute caught on camera

Callum Davis

Published 27/08/2016 | 14:48

Daniel Sturridge's reaction to Jurgen Klopp's being on Divock Origi instead of him was caught on camera CREDIT: PREMIER LEAGUE TV
Daniel Sturridge's reaction to Jurgen Klopp's being on Divock Origi instead of him was caught on camera CREDIT: PREMIER LEAGUE TV

Daniel Sturridge is not a happy man right now.

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The Liverpool forward is currently out of favour with Jurgen Klopp after reportedly complaining he was not being played in his favoured position.

The England international believes he is most effective when employed as a centre forward, but started Liverpool's league defeat to Burnely on the right wing.

“Of course it is more difficult for me to play wide. I’m a centre-forward,” said Sturridge.

“In the modern day game you have to try and be flexible but everyone knows my best position."

However Jurgen Klopp has insisted Sturridge must be flexible if he is to enjoy a long career at Liverpool.

Sturridge was named on the bench for Liverpool's trip to Tottenham on Saturday afternoon and was only offered a five minute cameo on 85 minutes with the game deadlocked at 1-1.

With the game finely poised at 1-0, Klopp decided to bring on fellow striker Divock Origi, leaving Sturridge less than impressed on the bench.

As Origi replaced Philippe Coutinho, the camera panned around to show a disgruntled Daniel Sturridge standing idly on the White Hart Lane sideline.

The subsititution did not have the desired effect for Liverpool as Danny Rose equalised for Spurs with a back post volley.

Sturridge's reaction was criticised by a number of Liverpool fans on Twitter who thought the striker was demonstrating a lack of team spirit.

As the game petered out into a 1-1 draw, many Liverpool fans were desperate for the 26-year-old to be brought on in an attempt to find a late winner.

Klopp duly obliged in the 88th minute bringing off Sadio Mane in his place but the England man was unable to affect the game in the five minutes he was afforded.

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