Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has “absolutely no problem” with Daniel Sturridge after the striker said he was unhappy playing in a wide position.
Sturridge, 26, scored twice after coming on as 64th-minute substitute as the Reds beat Burton Albion 5-0 in the EFL Cup second round on Tuesday.
Afterwards, Sturridge said he has to “do a job for the team” on the wing but prefers playing as a centre-forward.
“It wasn’t a fixed position. Daniel is a very smart player,” said Klopp.
“He’s good at getting himself into positions where it’s not easy to defend.
“There is absolutely no problem.”
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Divock Origi started Tuesday’s game up front for Liverpool, with Sturridge – who also played on the right in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Burnley – replacing Roberto Firmino.
“Of course it is more difficult for me to play wide,” said Sturridge. “I’m a centre-forward.
“I have to do a job for the team. That’s not saying I am happy to do it.
“That’s saying I have got to do a job for the team. It’s a team game. If I am put in that position, I have to play there.”
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