This season, Daniel Sturridge has had a bit of a revival at Liverpool. At the start of the campaign, the 29-year-old came up with some big goals against Chelsea in the Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, showing his worth to the Merseyside club following a very difficult period in his career.
Injuries had seen Sturridge become a player manager Jurgen Klopp could not rely on before the German eventually let the striker join West Brom on loan for the second half of last season in what proved to be a disastrous spell.
But as already alluded to, Sturridge has since returned to Anfield and has managed to make an impact.
With Roberto Firmino Klopp’s undisputed No.9, though, Sturridge faces an impossible task in trying to win a first-team spot, making it time for him to consider leaving Liverpool permanently.
The England international’s contract expires in the summer and, now looking like a fit footballer again, he should generate a lot of interest which he would be silly to ignore.
A fit Sturridge, simply put, is too good of a centre-forward to be spending what should be the peak of his career on Liverpool’s bench.
On his day, he is easily one of the most dangerous No.9s in the Premier League. On top of the chances anyone in his position would be expected to put away, Sturridge is also capable of converting more difficult opportunities from outside the box, as well as headers inside of it despite his aerial ability not being his biggest strength.
It remains to be seen what sort of calibre of team Sturridge would attract if he does not extend his contract at Liverpool. With Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all having elite first-choice No.9s, a move to another Premier League giant seems unlikely.
But given his ability, the above are the level of club Sturridge needs to be aiming for, meaning a venture to a foreign league may be something he has to consider.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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