Jurgen Klopp praises 'brilliant' Daniel Sturridge after win over Tottenham



Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Skysports.com

Jurgen Klopp praises 'brilliant' Daniel Sturridge after win over Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp praises 'brilliant' Daniel Sturridge after win over Tottenham

Jurgen Klopp described Daniel Sturridge's match-winning performance against Tottenham as 'brilliant' after Liverpool's 2-1 victory.

Sturridge, who has found first-team opportunities hard to come by under Klopp, scored in both halves as Liverpool reached the last eight of the EFL Cup for a third consecutive season.

The England striker has only started four Premier League games this season, but Klopp was full of praise for the 27-year-old after the game.

He told Sky Sports: "It was good, he did what he had to do, and it was brilliant. He could have scored three or four, but it was really good. That's his real strength and he showed it again."

Referring to Liverpool's performance, the German added: "Parts of the game was what I expected in a positive way, parts of the game I could imagine these things happen sometimes, loss of concentration.

"But overall summary is very positive. A deserved win, a big number of chances and a wonderful Tottenham goalkeeper. All good, and entertaining for the people."

Liverpool allowed Spurs back into the game late on through Vincent Janssen's penalty, but Klopp said he was not concerned by the pressure his side were put under.

Klopp made 11 changes from the side that beat West Brom on Saturday, and added that the youngsters that came in did a fine job under pressure at Anfield.

"Things like this can happen," he said. "That's normal, the other team came up but we had better chances. We deserved the win, and the football was exciting.

"We created again a wonderful atmosphere, and nobody could leave early because it wasn't decided.

"[The youngsters] were really good. All of them, Trent had a wonderful start in the game. Ejaria, too. They can play well together, but with all the pressure around, it was really good."

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