Several of the Sunday newspapers are running with the story that Jurgen Klopp has seen enough, or maybe that should be has has not seen enough, of striker Daniel Sturridge and that he is looking to see the England striker in the January transfer window for around £25m.
Sturridge has played just 106 minutes of football since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool boss has reportedly become increasingly frustrated with the striker’s injury record.
Sturridge has been plagued by injuries for more than 18 months and missed most of last season due to calf and thigh problems.
His season was then ended by hip surgery which also delayed his return to this campaign.
The striker has not played since picking up a hamstring injury against Newcastle at the start of December, but he seemed to be on the way back when he put out on social media he was “Good to go” after the Reds’ win over Leicester on Boxing Day.
Klopp immediately called for caution and reaffirmed his desire for Sturridge to complete a mini pre-season to ensure no further set-backs after a series of lengthy lay-offs.
What do you think of Liverpool being willing to listen to offers for Sturridge? It sounds like a manager who wants to raise some cash to buy a striker that he can rely on every to play and score. That is neither Sturridge or Benteke.
Sturridge had that one brilliant season with Suarez when Liverpool finished second in the league but he has failed to stay healthy the rest of the time he has been at Liverpool.