Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes that the club already possess one of the best forwards in the division – Daniel Sturridge.
Hence, he is lost for words when learning about Liverpool trying to sign a new forward in the summer transfer window. Sturridge is widely expected to leave the club in the summer after falling down the pecking order at Liverpool. He is no longer the first choice at Merseyside. Signed from Chelsea for £ 12 million in January 2013, he quickly became one of the best strikers in the Premier League. However, a spate of injury problems coupled with falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp has seen him relegated to the bench.
The 27-year-old has made just five starts Premier League at a time when he should be playing at the peak of his career. He has managed to score only two goals and create one assist in the 16 league appearances, with majority of them coming on as a late substitute. His lack of impact has led to Klopp facing little questions about his presence in the first team.
The widespread consensus is that Liverpool would sell him for around £20 million and invest the figure in a new striker who will be capable of being available more often than not. He has missed 10 games for Liverpool to various injuries this season, while last season the figure was at 17 matches.
“I've been hearing Liverpool fans saying "why don't you sign that forward or that one?" They don't need to because the club has one of the most fluent forward lines in the Premier League. They've got Coutinho, Firmino, Mane and Sturridge.What Sturridge has done for the club in the short time he has appeared makes me think he can become a big legend there,” said Heskey.