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Jurgen Klopp hails "brilliant" Daniel Sturridge

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on Daniel Sturridge after the striker scored with his first touch off the bench in his side's 4-0 win over West Ham United.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has talked up Daniel Sturridge's ability to get into goalscoring positions following his instant impact in the 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield this afternoon.

Sturridge capped off the scoring with his first touch after coming off the bench, continuing his good pre-season form with a close-range finish two minutes from time.

The 28-year-old had been linked with an Anfield exit this summer, but Klopp believes that the striker will provide his side with a useful option if he is able to stay fit.

"What was it, 10 seconds? 12 seconds?! Sometimes you need luck in life. He didn't need luck in that situation; he only has the nose for it in those situations. It's brilliant," Klopp told Sky Sports News.

"Sturridge had a fantastic pre-season, the best since I've been here, and it gives us unbelievable new options."

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane (2) were also on the scoresheet as Liverpool recorded the biggest win of the opening weekend.


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Jurgen Klopp celebrates in Manuel Pellegrini's face during the Premier League game between Liverpool and West Ham United on August 12, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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