Dietmar Hamann’s amusing response when asked which player should replace Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has struggled with injuries in recent months.

Dietmar Hamann has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge does not need replacing as he hardly ever plays.

Sturridge has suffered with injuries in recent months and is on the sidelines at the moment.

The England international returned from a long-term problem in September, but he picked up a knock in training following the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as the Liverpool manager last month.

Former Liverpool midfielder Hamann has suggested that the ex-Chelsea and Manchester City striker does not need replacing as he does not play too often.

While Hamann’s comment is amusing, it is a timely reminder that Liverpool cannot rely on Sturridge.

The 26-year-old, who scored 21 goals and created 29 chances in 29 Premier League appearances during the 2013-14 campaign, featured in just 12 league games last season.

The Englishman has made three appearances in the Premier League so far this campaign, scoring two goals and creating three chances in the process.

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