Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is irritated by the club and is ready to quit in the summer, writes Sam Wallace in the Telegraph.
Wallace claims that Sturridge believes Liverpool are hanging him out to dry and laying blame on his part when it comes to his appalling injury record.
The striker’s played just six matches this term and barely started during the entirety of last season either – causing fans and management alike enormous frustration.
There are suggestions from supporters that Sturridge’s problems are in his head and he’s not giving his all to maximise his otherworldly potential, with Jurgen Klopp claiming earlier in the campaign that the 26-year-old needs to learn the difference between “what is pain and what is serious pain”.
On Boxing Day, Sturridge tweeted to tell fans that he’s ready to play, but over a month later, he’s yet to be seen. Sky Sports claim that he’s now training fully with his team-mates, but that a return is not likely until he trains for around ten days unharmed – something that’s so far proven practically impossible.
Liverpool apparently rejected a loan offer for Sturridge from West Ham at the end of January (The Standard), and clearly, clearly need the striker fit and available. There are practically zero better available options in world football than a fit Sturridge for Liverpool to sign – which makes his constant unavailability completely heartbreaking.
We hope he gets a run in the side and these stories go quiet, but we’re not holding our breath.