The odd stat between Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool

The Reds beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.

Two players who look like being key to Liverpool’s future under Jurgen Klopp are forward Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.

Sturridge has returned to full fitness over the last month and made an instant impact, showing the kind of incisive centre forward play that they have sorely lacked.

Similarly, Firmino is starting to show his best form for the Reds, having initially struggled since his summer move from Hoffenheim.

Of all of Liverpool’s players those two, as well as Philippe Coutinho, are currently looking key to their hopes of success in future.

However, despite the Brazilian currently finding himself among the goals for Klopp’s side, it seems he is doing it without the help of Daniel Sturridge, as reported by Squawka

In his nine goals this season, the latest of which came in the 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday, all of them have come when his forward partner have been off the pitch.

That comes as something of a surprise, with Sturridge having arguably brought out the best in his Liverpool teammates since his return to the first team.

Of course, this is likely to be just a strange occurrence, at least Liverpool will be hoping that’s the case and can get the duo scoring together before too long.

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