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It’s time for Daniel Sturridge to leave Anfield this summer

It’s time for Daniel Sturridge to leave Anfield this summer

Daniel Sturridge has been a fantastic servant for Liverpool, but he’s yet to be offered a new contract at Anfield, and the Sun are reporting that he’s braced for offers from the MLS.

Sturridge could still do a job at Anfield – he’s proven that at points this term – but perhaps leaving the club that he has been so loyal to over the last few years makes the most sense.

After all, he’s no longer important at Liverpool. Roberto Firmino has emerged as the undisputed first-choice forward, meaning that the Englishman will never be a regular starter again at Anfield. Furthermore, the emergence of Divock Origi as Jurgen Klopp’s second-choice forward has pushed Daniel Sturridge down the rankings at Anfield, meaning that his minutes are going to be very limited this season no matter what.

From Liverpool’s perspective, Sturridge’s lack of reliable fitness means that he’s not really the best option to serve as their back-up forward, as at any one point he could go down with an injury in an instant. That could happen to anyone, of course, but Sturridge has certainly been injury prone in recent years.

Meanwhile, Sturridge is now 29-years-old, and so he won’t want to spend the last years of his career on the bench, and if an MLS team were to come in, for example, you’d expect the Englishman to be a regular starter for the club. That could be how he wants to finish things.

Sturridge has been committed to Liverpool amidst a tough time under Jurgen Klopp, with injuries and a lack of chances leaving him out of luck. However, now’s the time for both parties to call time on their relationship – as both could really do with moving on.

Thoughts?

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