Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he is not worried about Daniel Sturridge’s attitude after the striker was substituted in the draw against Tottenham at Anfield on Saturday.
Sturridge showed disappointment after being taken off with twenty minutes remaining when he was replaced by Divock Origi.
But Klopp said it was not usual for such a reaction.
“I think that’s completely normal, especially with the quality of Daniel.” he said.
“He has to think ‘leave me on the pitch and I can decide the game.’
“That’s true, but in this moment we need other help in the game. We needed ways behind the line.
“We needed Divock’s physical strength so I changed.
“I could have changed Adam Lallana and gone with two strikers. But in my opinion, and only my opinion counts, it didn’t make sense so that’s it.
“I saw that he was not happy because I’m not blind.
“But that’s not a problem because if he came off and was happy something would be really wrong.
“You cannot play football with this confidence when you are like we are. You have to think ‘yes, I’m the best.’
“I like this as long as he doesn’t come off the pitch and do something really strange like kicking me from behind.” he finished.