Liverpool legend Steve McManaman has suggested that Reds' manager Jurgen Klopp should play Divock Origi ahead of Daniel Sturridge in their crucial Europa League quarter-final tie with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night, as reported in the Liverpool Kop.
Speaking to BT Sport, McManaman was asked whether Strurridge or Origi should start the return leg at Anfield:
"Yes, play him [Origi]. If Bender or Hummels play again, he’s far quicker than them. He was excellent against Dortmund".
Klopp was vindicated in his decision to start the Belgian international last week in the first-leg at the Westfalenstadion, with the 20-year-old netting an important away goal. He will have the luxury of choosing between two in-form strikers as both netted in the 4-1 defeat of Stoke City on Sunday.
Both strikers are on eight goals for the season, along with the much-maligned Christian Benteke. Sturridge however, will want to play and prove his fitness to both Klopp and Roy Hodgson ahead of England's Euro 2016 Championships.
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Liverpool will be high on confidence following their victory at Anfield on the weekend. They currently sit eighth in the Premier League - four points off a guaranteed Europa spot in sixth place - although the winners of the Europa Cup automatically qualify for the much-coveted Champions League.