John Aldridge was pleased to see other players helping out in front of goal.
Ex-Liverpool striker John Aldridge has said the beauty of Liverpool at the moment is that one of their strikers can have an off day yet they can still comprehensively beat a side after their 4-0 win against Tottenham on Sunday.
Aldridge praised other players for stepping up to the mark on one of the rare days that Daniel Sturridge didn’t get in amongst the goals for Liverpool this season. He also described the Tottenham side as a ‘collection of individuals’.
He wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: “That’s the beauty of Liverpool right now. That a player like Daniel Sturridge can have an off day, as he did against Spurs, safe in the knowledge that there will be others who step up.
“Suarez certainly stepped up, as did Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and the excellent Jordan Henderson. Spurs have a collection of individuals, and some impressive ones too, but they were blown away by something money will never be able to buy – a team of winners, playing for their manager and playing for each other.”
Though Sturridge may not have found the net against Tottenham, the striker was a nuisance. If Younes Kaboul wasn’t so obliging in putting through his own net, Sturridge was there to finish the move off for the opener. He would have liked to have got a goal himself and almost did with a cheeky back heel that was saved by Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal.
Suarez probably put in a normal game by his standards, but his standards are higher than 99% if not the rest of the league this season. Sterling put in a troubling performance which was integral to the creation of the first goal and Coutinho seems to be discovering his best form of the season.
No doubt Sturridge will be keen to get back in amongst the goals against West Ham United next Sunday, as it’s rare for him to go two games without a goal in a Liverpool shirt (just the two occasions), and the rest of the Liverpool side will try and get in on the act as well.