Jason McAteer feels Daniel Sturridge would thrive at Paris Saint-Germain

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteerfeels Paris Saint-Germain would be the ideal destination for Daniel Sturridge, though Cristiano Ronaldo could have the final say on the move.Sturridge, 27,has started just 25 top-flight games over the past three seasons with injuries hindering his chances of making an impression in the starting lineup.

As a result of his regular setbacks, Klopp has opted to stick with Roberto Firmino for the centre-forward duties while Divock Origi has also been preferred ahead of the Englishman at times.

The former Chelsea ace shares a divided opinion among the Reds faithful, and McAteer believes Parc des Princes would be a preferable destination for the marksman. He adds that the deal could still be hampered by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who could prefer a switch to Paris, should he fail to overcome his recent disappoint over tax allegations.

He told The Mirror: “I have heard West Ham want to sign him, but my personal opinion is that Daniel would thrive at somewhere like PSG. Playing with superstars like Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria would suit his game. In France, he would also be out of the constant spotlight. It could depend on Ronaldo. If he left Madrid, I'm certain he would join PSG – and that would rule out them moving for Sturridge. But, whatever happens, the time is right for Daniel to move."

Sturridge has two years remaining on his current Liverpool contract, and a move away from Anfield could revive his faltering career which could cost him a place with England ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia. Liverpool would benefit from the services of Sturridge in the Champions League next term, but Klopp appears to have other thoughts as he has intensified the search for a new world-class striker. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kylian Mbappe are among the names propping up the shortlist, but the club are yet to make a formal approach of any sort.