Former Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has slammed Daniel Sturridge, following the Reds 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
Souness said that the Liverpool striker will ‘finish his career and be angry.’
Souness also suggested that Sturridge’s warm-up routine was partly to blame for some of the many injury problems he has endured over the years.
Sturridge started for Jurgen Klopp’s side against Newcastle on Saturday in the absence of the injured Roberto Firmino.
Souness said that Sturridge was not making the most of his natural talent.
“He’s one of those boys who’ll finish his career, look back and think ‘I didn’t make the most of what god gave me,’” Souness told BT Sport.
“I think he’s wonderfully talented. Great touch. He might be a passenger tonight.
“When you have someone like him, so much ability, on a daily basis in training, you’d think ‘why can’t he have a pint of energy on match days?’
“But he said: ‘I’d have him in front of Origi, but i’m not saying he’s someone you can trust. That boy should be one of the first names on the team sheet, for England as well, but his career’s going to pass him by
“He’ll never fulfill the potential he has. He’s been given a god given talent that few have, but he doesn’t apply himself properly.
“I watched a game a few years ago, warming up, going through the motions in a warm up – no wonder you get injured when you come on as a sub.
“I might be wrong, he might be a demon in training, but he’s a man who’s got so much ability, he’ll finish his career and be angry with himself.”