Pundit labels Liverpool hero arrogant after impact at Chelsea

BBC pundit Martin Keown compared Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson after his exploits at Stamford Bridge.

Jurgen Klopp’s side lost their 100% record against Chelsea on Saturday evening, but it could have been worse for the Reds had Sturridge not netted a late leveller.

Sturridge came off the bench in the 87th minute, curling in a stunning 25-yarder to salvage a point against his former club.

Keown told Match of the Day: “That is absolutely outrageous from there. He looks up almost like Jonny Wilkinson.

“His head is up and these are his foot touches of the ball by the way.

“He’s got the arrogance and audacity to try that, he commits to it, head down, the perfect weight and it’s a wonderful goal.”

Danny Murphy meanwhile was also in awe at the strike, telling MOTD: “I’ve never doubted his ability – he’s a super finisher – but it’s only his fitness.

“If he stays fit and he’s happy to do a bit-part behind Roberto Firmino, he could be crucial in Liverpool’s title challenge.”