Opinion split on Sturridge; Skrtel and Benteke should leave – Liverpool fans vote on current talking points

on 25.03.2016


There have been plenty of Liverpool-related talking points among supporters in recent weeks, and we take a look at how you have been voting in our recent polls.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We may be in the middle of one of those pesky international breaks, but that hasn’t stopped the constant stream of discussion surrounding the Reds.

As always, you have been voting in your droves about various different subjects, from team selection to the futures of several Liverpool first-team players.

Here are the best of the results in recent weeks.

Opinion split on Sturridge

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We were provided with an intriguing transfer rumour on Thursday, with Daniel Sturridge linked with a £45million move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

The 26-year-old is obviously a fantastic striker, and arguably the best player Liverpool have, but plenty of supporters felt an offer that great would be too good to turn down.

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43 per cent of you would choose to sell the 26-year-old, while 41 per cent want to see him remain at Anfield. The rest remain undecided on the matter.

Sturridge’s recent injury woes no doubt played a part in those wanting him to be sold, with £45million helping to allow Jurgen Klopp bring in guaranteed quality ahead of next season.

Time for Skrtel & Benteke to go

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Christian Benteke after losing 3-2 to Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton on Sunday was going so well at one point, before Martin Skrtel and Christian Benteke entered the fray.

Both were hopeless during their second-half cameos, and their performances left many fans infuriated following the capitulation.

A huge 81 per cent of you want Skrtel to be moved on at the end of the season, although three per cent believe he is still Liverpool’s first-choice centre-back.


Benteke, meanwhile, is in a similar boat, with well over two-thirds of supporters admitting it was an error to sign the big Belgian in the first place.

It would now be a surprise if either Skrtel of Benteke were still Liverpool players in 2016/17, as Klopp looks to improve on the duo.

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Confidence ahead of Dortmund tie

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after a 1-1 draw, 3-1 on aggregate, victory over Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds were drawn against Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, which promises to be a memorable occasion.

Although Thomas Tuchel’s side are the clear favourites to lift the trophy in May, and therefore dispatch of Liverpool, fans were refreshingly positive about the two-legged affair.

80 per cent of you believe Klopp can get one over on his former employers, in what would be seen as one of the biggest shocks in this season’s competition.

It would be a fantastic achievement, against a side good enough to reach the latter stages of the Champions League.

Sakho bosses it against United

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho celebrates after knocking out Manchester United 3-1 on aggregate (1-1 on the night) during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a worrying dip in form at the start of the year, Mamadou Sakho has returned to the top of his game in recent weeks.

He saved his best performance of 2015/16 for arguably their most crucial match, away to Man United in their Europa League last-16 second-leg encounter.

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Three-quarters of you believed Sakho was Liverpool’s Man of the Match at Old Trafford, in what was a fantastic display at the heart of the Reds’ defence.


Philippe Coutinho was second with 15 per cent, mainly due to the brilliant and vital away goal that he scored, while the ever-improving Emre Can earned nine per cent of the votes.

Hector wanted as Liverpool’s new left-back

Germany’s Jonas Hector controls the ball during his international friendly soccer match France against Germany at the Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday Nov. 13, 2015 in Paris, (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Alberto Moreno‘s form has left a lot to be desired at times this season, and there is talk of Klopp acquiring a new left-back ahead of next season.

That is not to say that Moreno will be sold, but the Spaniard needs some increased competition in his area of the pitch.

Germany international Jonas Hector earned 53 per cent of the votes when you were asked who you would like to see come in, with Caner Erkin (21%) and Ben Chilwell (12%) also in contention.

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14 per cent wanted none of that trio, which the begs the question: who else could you see coming in at left-back?

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