Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi could be used as a strike pairing in the future.
Since his return from injury in February Sturridge has scored 5 goals in 10 starts while Belgian striker Origi starred in both legs of Liverpool’s Europa League quarter final triumph over Borussia Dortmund. Klopp said at his pre-match press conference before the Merseyside Derby:
“Of course they could. They have shown that they can play together. They can be very good together. But at the end, we have to find the solution. Who knows whether I start with one or two or someone comes on and makes a big difference in the game. It is a great situation and hopefully it stays like this.”
Klopp has favoured Origi in some big matches in recent weeks, but with Sturridge’s excellent performance at the weekend against Bournemouth, will he dare pick two up front against Everton in the derby or will he pick Origi ahead of the England striker? The Reds face their Merseyside rivals at Anfield tonight and they could go up to sixth place above West Ham and Southampton with a win. With Everton having to consider their team selection in light of their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United on Saturday, the Reds may feel they will have the edge in the encounter.