Jamie Carragher doesn’t want people to hype Daniel Sturridge’s comeback.
According to Carragher, Sturridge has just got fit and the fans should allow him to ease his way to action. If they expect him to come and do extraordinary things straightaway, it’s not going to happen and if anything, it would only pressurize the English striker.
Analysing Liverpool’s season so far on a television channel, Carragher said, “Daniel is not going to fire right from the word go. You’ve got to give the bloke some time. I can understand the excitement of the fans. They have missed his pace, his energy, but, you would not want to put him under pressure, would you?”
Sturridge has played only 3 games for Liverpool this season and has scored one goal. He damaged his thigh during the previous international break. The 25-year old would have come back from that injury in 3 weeks, but, last month, he injured his calf which ruled him out again for 20 days more. Finally, he is ready to be back now and in the forthcoming fixture versus Crystal Palace, he should feature.
Carragher is also hoping that there is a rise in Liverpool’s game after the international break.
When asked if he expects an upward curve for Liverpool from here on, the 36-year old said, “Of course I do. Coming from the international break, I expect them to be much better than how they have been. The start of the season was always going to be a struggle, let’s be honest. The squad was relatively newer and also, the departure of Suarez was a big factor. But, now, it’s important to climb, otherwise, you might be finishing behind Southampton. You never know. They are already quite a bit ahead.”
According to Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, the England boy Luke Shaw is all set to surpass his world cup trial against world class Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
In Barclays Premiere League, Saints hosts Liverpool at St.Mary’s was intending to nod off a disappointing defeat at West Ham. Nevertheless Pochettino is in no doubt that this 18 year old can deal with the in-form man to a possible world cup face off with Roy Hudson’s men competing Uruguay this summer in Brazil. Luke Suarez won his first senior call up for England this week for the friendly match against Denmark next week.
The former Argentina defender Pochettino said that Liverpool play in a scheme where Suarez might appear on the right and he can be facing Luke Shaw in that case. He assumed that they are not talking about individuals but Southampton vs. Liverpool. In case, if Luke Shaw will be called up by his national team side it’s only because he is playing well against any player. This will mean that Luke Shaw is respected and appreciated enough to go off against the likes of Suarez.
Luke has prepared himself mentally and he has grown-up and established a lot. He has great aptitude, mellowness and has support of his family as well as Southampton family. Pochettino considers that only a faultless defensive game will let Southampton the possibility of success against the leading Liverpool. The former Espanyol boss said that they should not allow Liverpool to create any chance to score goal and they should try to keep control against them. Not only in England but also in the world they were facing one of the most superior strikers like Suarez.
Philip, Daniel, Sterling and other players are also quality players who can help his team to win the league.