Jamie Carragher: Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge does not get enough credit

Jamie Carragher comments on Daniel Sturridge after the striker signed a new contract with Liverpool.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has reacted positively to Daniel Sturridge signing a new contract with the club.

The England international put pen to paper on a new deal on Friday and committed his long-term future to the Reds (click here to read more).

Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January 2013 and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

  TeamSeasonTotal PassAccurate PassGoalsGoal AssistChances createdAppearancesMins Played
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 2013-2014 740 587 21 7 29 29 2,275
Daniel Sturridge Chelsea / Liverpool 2012-2013 437 372 11 3 32 21 1,253
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 2014-2015 64 50 1 0 3 3 270

The 25-year-old was in the shadow of star forward Luis Suarez last season, but he is now the number one striker for Brendan Rodgers’s side.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher is delighted with the news and believes that the former Manchester City star does not get enough recognition for his performance.

'I’m delighted to see Daniel signing a new contract, it’s a massive boost for the club', he told talkSPORT. 'I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he’s done at Liverpool, his goals-to-game ratio is brilliant and he’s been a massive miss for Liverpool this season, and we’ve certainly seen that in recent games.

'People have criticised the team defensively, but going forward there’s been a lack of creativity and a lack of goals, I think a major part of that is Daniel being out with injury.

'Obviously Luis Suarez’s exit has of course had an impact, but Sturridge has a brilliant goal record and as soon as he’s back playing for Liverpool, the better'.

Sturridge has been sidelined with a thigh injury since last month. The striker picked up the problem while on international duty with England, but he is likely to return to action on Saturday.

Liverpool will take on West Bromwich Albion at Anfield and will be determined to pick up all three points against the Baggies.

The Merseyside outfit are currently 14th in the league table with seven points from six matches and have to win to maintain their top-four chances.

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