Liverpool legend John Barnes has made a relatively simple but wise argument surrounding the future of striker Daniel Sturridge.
The recent transfer rumours and Sturridge’s current position at the club suggests he could well be on his way out of Anfield this summer but it seems his pure quality is somewhat being overlooked.
We want great players at this club, right? For Barnes, Sturridge is great which is why he is so in favour of keeping hold of the England forward.
“Well, I would like to think that he should stick around,” he told HITC.
“How is he going to move? First of all, someone has to make an offer for him, someone has to sign him and pay his salary.”
“Daniel Sturridge is a fantastic player.”
If only it was that simple. Injuries have hampered any progress Sturridge was expected to make following his outstanding 2013/2014 season, so much so that they have restricted him from ever truly fitting in with the intensity Jurgen Klopp demands.
The Liverpool manager can’t build his team to suit Sturridge but there remains a case for keeping the 27-year-old as a more than adequate option, providing he can once again recover and get himself match fit.
A new striker will inevitably arrive in the summer transfer window and it will be a crying shame if Sturridge does eventually move on elsewhere.