Jurgen Klopp tells Daniel Sturridge to embrace flexible football

“And of course in 2016 football is like this. Cristiano Ronaldo plays on the wing but is always in the box when the ball is in and around it.

“It’s about where you defend a little bit, it’s about closing spaces, it’s not about running around all the time – I said I don’t want to make him a marathon runner, why should I?

“I don’t want to play him on the wing, why should I? It’s not like, ‘Go here, go there always’.

“It’s no problem to talk about it, but it’s not an issue when a player says it’s not my favourite position.

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