19-May-2017 19:00:04 | The Guardian
His future at Anfield will not be assured even if he has a decisive role in the club beating Middlesbrough and sealing a Champions League place
Daniel Sturridge produced a performance at West Ham United last weekend that edged Liverpool closer to their aim of Champions League qualification and provoked the reactions that seem destined to characterise his Anfield career: admiration and regret. Against Middlesbrough on Sunday he has another, possibly final, opportunity to tilt judgment towards the former.
The England international had regained Jürgen Klopp’s trust before producing a timely, telling reminder of his quality at the London Stadium, his manager claimed. His opening goal in the 4-0 victory, allied to his movement and menace, helped turn a pressure situation into a stroll for Liverpool. Three points against relegated Middlesbrough and a top-four finish is secure.