Liverpool will allow Daniel Sturridge to leave the club this summer, after Jurgen Klopp refused to rule out a sale come the end of the campaign.
“We will make decisions and speak about Daniel and any other players about what will happen at the end of the season,” Liverpool’s manager told the Telegraph.
“A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time.”
The same report suggests we’re looking to receive £30m from his sale, which is slightly less than we got for Christian Benteke in 2016.
However, the Belgian doesn’t have a horrible record of injuries, which have undeniably stunted Sturridge’s development.
In 2013/14, alongside Luis Suarez, Sturridge plundered goals for fun and formed the most dangerous strike partnership in Europe. Since the Uruguayan’s exit though, he’s been less effective, struggling to adapt to Klopp’s physical demands since the German took over from Brendan Rodgers in late 2015.
As time has gone on, Sturridge has become more of an impact sub than anything; no longer considered a key player.
Due to his brilliant record when fit, there’ll be plenty of suitors willing to take a punt on his signature.
In his place, Liverpool need to sign a fit, proven goalscorer who can find the back of the net, play every week and put in the work Klopp desires.
Easier said than done.