Liverpool have made vast improvements since Jürgen Klopp’s appointment earlier on in the season.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Liverpool legend Ray Houghton explained how he feels the partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi has the potential to be as good as the one Sturridge shared with Luis Suarez.
Sturridge has suffered from his usual injury problems this term, but is just starting to find his feet in the first team again, while the 20-year-old Origi has taken the Premier league by storm of late, showcasing his incredible pace and calmness in front of goal.
Houghton thinks that the two can form a fantastic partnership, and bemoaned the fact that Jürgen Klopp hasn’t experimented with playing them together:
“At some stage I’d like to see both of them play upfront together. I think it could be a bit similar to Sturridge and Suarez. Suarez liked to run in behind, he always tried to stretch the opposition, whereas Sturridge was always coming short, so maybe he and Origi could work to that same effect.”
He may be waiting a little while, with Origi suffering an ankle injury against Everton which has left the Reds sweating on his fitness, and Belgium for Euro 2016.
Liverpool are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance late in the season, with just one loss in their last 10 games, and they sit five points behind fifth placed Manchester United, with a game in hand on their fierce rivals.
The Belgium and England internationals have combined for six goals in the Red’s last four games, and Klopp will be hoping they can continue that form in the final stretch of the season as they look to improve their league position, and bring a European trophy back to Anfield.