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Jürgen Klopp Faces Team Selection Dilemma With Top Strikers Finding Form

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Both Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi have shown enough quality to start at striker under Jürgen Klopp. However, the manager's preference to use just one striker in his starting lineups has left each player fighting for a more prominent place in the team.

Against Burton Albion in an easy 5-0 win, both players displayed their attacking ability, as Origi notched a goal and Sturridge added two late finishes in a substitute appearance. In his post-match press conference, Klopp admitted that the play of his forwards has made team selection difficult.

"Origi and Sturridge both performed, yes, and Roberto, eh?" the manager said. "Of course I have to make decisions between players, but the most important job I have to do is to find the balance and the right solutions."

"The job the players have to do is to be in the best shape they can be in. I think it's clear what both strikers have to do - and then in the end hopefully it is a very difficult decision to choose between them."

Having too many options at the striker position is a good problem and something that will cause envy among rival teams, but it will nonetheless be important for Klopp to balance the minutes of his frontmen in order to maximize their continued development. Whether he can strike that balance will be something to watch out for in the coming months.

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