Redknapp highlights key Liverpool partnership for League Cup final

Daniel Sturridge

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp says the partnership between Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge will be key for Liverpool in the League Cup final.


Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports News, broadcast on February 26 at 11.30am, that the combination of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge will be key for the Merseyside giants in the League Cup final against Manchester City.


Liverpool have endured a relatively disappointing campaign in the Premier League, but in the Capital One Cup and Europa League, they have impressed to reach the latter stages of both competitions.


However, Redknapp has claimed that Jurgen Klopp's side will only have a chance of getting their hands on their first trophy since 2012 if two of their forward players can continue to forge a partnership in the final third.


The pair have rarely been on the pitch at the same time due to Sturridge's injury issues, but Redknapp feels that the connection between the two can cause problems for the City backline at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.


Redknapp said: "If Liverpool are to win, the understanding between Sturridge and Coutinho, needs to work. They did it in midweek and at times it even looked telepathic.


"When Coutinho gets the ball, keep an eye on Sturridge moving into position. He knows that he can find him and I think that Sturridge will give City a lot of problems on Sunday."


As far as their individual statistics are concerned, Sturridge has scored five times from 10 appearances, although each of his strikes have come in three matches.


Coutinho, meanwhile, has found the back of the net on six occasions in 27 outings in all competitions.

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