While Sturridge may have a better scoring record, injuries and form have meant that he has rarely been a regular starter for the club, whereas Heskey was a fixture of the team during his four full seasons at Anfield, missing only 14 Premier League games during that time.
Before Liverpool's 3-1 win over Bayern Munich last week, which took the Reds to the Champions League quarter-finals, Beckenbauer said that the former Borussia Dortmund coach would be an ideal appointment at Bayern Munich.
Only one Liverpool pair have ever managed to hit the 20-goal mark over three successive terms: Roger Hunt and Ian St John, who did so under Bill Shankly in 1961-62, 1962-63 and 1963-64.
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"He is in a really good moment, of course", Klopp told Liverpool's official website. People are fighting for European spots and positions, and trying to get in the top ten. We'll get you on our daily leaderboard if your score is good enough.
Jurgen Klopp would appear to have a back-up plan, at least according to Gazzetta. It's looking like we might not stay up, the points difference is massive and we are running out of games.
"These moments... I was a striker, I had that as well, you think, "Oh" and then somebody else missed the chance".
"We lost a little bit of what we had last season and for a number of reasons, it didn't go right".