Ian Wright has urged Daniel Sturridge to seize his chance to impress in the Liverpool team ahead of the January transfer window.
The England international has found his first-team opportunities limited at Anfield following Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as manager.
The Liverpool boss has preferred Brazil international Roberto Firmino to lead the line in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
Sturridge is still waiting to score his first top-flight goal of the season, although the Liverpool star netted twice in a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup quarter-final at Anfield.
The 26-year-old scored England’s opening goal in a 3-0 victory over Scotland in their recent 2018 World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
His team-mate Adam Lallana picked up a hamstring injury during the international clash which has presented Sturridge with a chance to shine in the midfielder’s absence.
Former Arsenal striker Wright offered Sturridge some advice ahead of the January transfer window.
“Daniel Sturridge has a massive few months coming up,” Wright told The Sun Goals app podcast.
“Even if he does nick a few goals, I don’t know what is going to happen with him and Jurgen Klopp in January. It’s a good opportunity for him to put himself in the window and score some goals.”
Sturridge moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from their bitter rivals Chelsea in 2013.