Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has admitted that he wants to see Jurgen Klopp select both Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge at the same time when he fields his team for fixtures.
The former Arsenal striker said: “I would like to see what it would be like if he [Benteke] was playing right up top, and then Sturridge was just off of the front, where he gets into the little pocket [between midfield and attack], and see if they can get a little partnership going.”
Sturridge is undoubtedly the best natural goalscorer in the Liverpool ranks, but he is not reliable because of his fitness, and Benteke is the obvious back-up option.
However, the Belgian international is not suited to the style of play that Klopp wants his team to play, and has so far looked out of his depth with the technical pressures placed upon him.
However, there are no doubts about his ability as a target man, and Wright would like to see Klopp select a strike partnership, with Benteke leading the line and Sturridge playing just off him.
Few top sides use strike partnerships in the modern game, although both Leicester and Watford have proven this season that they can work extremely successfully considering it is so much easier to overrun opposition defences.
Benteke and Sturridge possess all the traits which suggest they would work extremely well together as a contrasting partnership, and whilst it may be unfashionable for Klopp to name the pair together, it is an experiment which could prove very successful.