Former Liverpool manager and player Graeme Souness believes that Daniel Sturridge has a mountain to climb to get back into Jurgen Klopp's starting eleven.

Sturridge started on the bench in Liverpool's 1-1 draw away at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and was only thrown on in the 88th minute for Sadio Mane.

When selected, Klopp has been using Sturridge in a wide position, something the striker recently bemoaned.

Souness feels that Sturridge is not Klopp's type of player and as such the England international has a big job on his hands to break into the starting eleven on a regular basis at Anfield.

Speaking on Sky Sports 1 after the game, Souness said: "He's got a mountain to climb.


"I think if you're just talking about sheer technical ability and an eye for a goal, he's above them all.

"But what he isn't, whether it's because his body won't allow it, is in perpetual motion, he is not high intensity", the former Liverpool boss explained.

"You can see where Klopp is going with his team. Every outfield player has to be prepared to be buzzing for the 90 minutes.

"And I don't think Daniel Sturridge can do that, or he doesn't want to do it", Souness added.

Sturridge will have fewer games to go at with Liverpool this season as the Reds are not involved in European competition, something which is sure to mean when Klopp throws him chances he must grab them with both hands.