LIVERPOOL TO SELL DANIEL STURRIDGE
Liverpool are reportedly open to selling Daniel Sturridge at the end of the current season as they remain frustrated with the injury situation of the Englishman.
Liverpool are under pressure, with their stellar form set to end woefully with the string of poor form at the club of late.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be unhappy with the injury record of the player. The German wants a stable attacking force at Anfield and might look out for options. The Mirror reports that Klopp thinks Sturridge does not play enough games to have a future at the club.
Whilst the former Borussia Dortmund boss knows that Sturridge remains one of the best goalscorers in the Premier League, he also knows that the injury record of the player is a limiting factor for the club.
Sturridge has scored 59 goals despite being only able to feature 111 times in four years. Klopp would add a ‘stable’ attacking player and let Sturridge go. If the coach goes through with his intention of selling the player Sturridge’s career might take a significant hit as most top clubs would likely avoid him.
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be one of the top choice for Klopp but the player is a top target of many football clubs with big spending power. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City are desperate for the services of the Gabon international. The £70 million price tag is much too. The Reds have also been linked to Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams. If Chelsea get Romelu Lukaku at the end of the season from Everton, they might ease up on the Aubameyang purchase.
Madrid are the likely destination for the Aubameyang particularly with his Spanish links. Liverpool might find it difficult to get a top striker but how they end the season would determine Sturridge’s fate as he could exit Anfield during the summer.