Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge may have made a happy goal-scoring return from injury but his recent outings have left former player Jan Molby rather frustrated, the Daily Star reports.
The England international spent much of the first six months of the campaign nursing a long-term injury sustained just three games into the season.
Sturridge’s return has simply been the icing on the cake for the Merseyside outfit in recent weeks, and his official return was celebrated with a well-taken goal in the 2-0 home win over West Ham United.
However, since his return, only two more goals in nine outings in all competitions have followed and Kop idol Jan Molby feels the former Chelsea striker is being hindered by his own eagerness to impress.
"It's clearly he is desperate to have an impact. When you are a goalscorer and the team is playing well, you want to be part of that and help out by scoring goals,” Molby explained.
"By forcing things, he is taking too many touches and that is making life a lot more difficult."
Fortunately for Brendan Rodgers’s side, Sturridge’s lack of sharpness in front of goal in recent weeks has been made to appear insignificant by his teammates who in contrast are firing on all cylinders.
Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson are arguably playing their best football so far this campaign, and in defence the top four hopefuls have improved dramatically since their early season woes.