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Daniel Sturridge unsurprisingly looks set to have offers in abundance as speculation continues to link him to a January move.
The Liverpool striker’s desire to earn a spot in England’s World Cup squad could see him pursue regular first-team football elsewhere, having seen his opportunities limited at Anfield over the past couple of years.
Sturridge has emerged as a target for La Liga club Real Betis as a replacement for injured forward Antonio Sanabria, according to Spanish outlet El Gol Digital.
Having started just five games in all competitions for Liverpool this season, a move elsewhere seems a logical and understandable option for a man who remains frustrated behind the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the pecking order.
That said, Sturridge could be in line to see more game time as Jurgen Klopp turns a focus towards rotating his squad in aid of preserving the fitness of his players in the Premier League’s typically busy winter period.
A start in the recent 1-1 draw with Chelsea served as proof, with Klopp’s selection reiterating how valuable he still deems Sturridge to be.
Injury setbacks have proven to be a familiar and cruel disruption to the career of a man blessed with such unique attacking flair.
Though he doesn’t offer the same explosiveness he did during his prolific 2013/2014 campaign, he remains a reliable goalscorer teams such as Betis would count themselves extremely lucky to have.
At 28-years-old, few would argue against him seeking the opportunity to play 90 minutes on a weekly basis, especially so close to the 2018 World Cup.
He of all people deserves a fair chance to fight for his place.