Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has responded on social media shortly after reports emanated of his alleged bust-up with manager Jurgen Klopp. The England international spent the second half of the season on loan with West Bromwich Albion after he failed to command a regular starting role under Klopp.
A recent report suggested that Sturridge has been at loggerheads with the German after he failed to invite him for the club’s Champions League final against Real Madrid. However, Sturridge has supposedly refuted those claims by insisting that he has sent his good wishes to his head coach prior to the European final, he tweeted: “Spoke to the boss and (sporting director) Michael Edwards over the couple of days and wished them good luck for the final. Wished my team mates good luck after the semis and this week.”
Daniel Sturridge could make a switch to Turkish giants Besiktas during the summer transfer window, a representative from the striker’s agency has said. The England international has suffered a string if injuries over the past couple of seasons and he is currently on the fringes of Liverpool first-team after an unsuccessful loan spell with west Bromwich Albion.
Recent reports have suggested that Sturridge’s encourage have held a couple of discussions with the Besiktas president and a Turkish representative of the player’s agency has confirmed that there is indeed an interest, he told Fotomac: “If the fans want him conditions occurs and Sturridge could play in Turkey”.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the club won’t resolve the future of striker Daniel Sturridge until the transfer window reopens in the summer. The England international has struggled with numerous injury concerns over the past few seasons and his recent loan spell at West Bromwich Albion was equally disappointing with a hamstring injury hampering his gametime.
Speaking in a press conference, Klopp was asked about the future of Sturridge but he appeared to decline to come to any conclusion by saying: “We will see. It is nothing that I have thought about so far. We don’t have to make these judgements yet. There will be a pre-season next year and he is still contracted here so we will see.”
West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew has hinted that Daniel Sturridge could participate for the Baggies during this weekend’s Premier League outing versus Burnley. The West Midlands outfit are currently staring at relegation with a 10-point gap to safety, and the upcoming home game against Burnley is a must-win if they are to salvage any hopes of beating the drop.
Speaking in a press-conference, an under-fire Pardew said: “For a long time this team has struggled to score goals from open play. I brought Daniel in to correct that and he’s only played three games. We’re hoping Daniel gets fit and becomes a real asset to us. Trust me, I care. And I want this team to win. And I think my players care, my senior players care. We’ve got to keep fighting to the last moment and squeeze something out of the games.”
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge who is currently on loan at West Brom has been injured again and is set to be out for one month. This will be disappointing news for Daniel Sturridge who was hoping to find back his form by having some regular playing time with West Brom.
He was playing his third game for West Brom and was forced out of the pitch after spending only 4 minutes on the pitch in the match against Chelsea. This was a devastating news for Alan Pardew who was hoping that the player loaned from Liverpool will help them score some much-needed goals that could allow them to escape relegation.
Former Newcastle United star Kieron Dyer has admitted that he would be embarrassed to limp off like Daniel Sturridge, had he suffered a similar injury during the opening stages of the campaign. The England international has sustained 31 separate injuries since 2014, and his loan stint with West Bromwich Albion brought him little luck as he succumbed to another setback.
West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew is hoping to have Daniel Sturridge by the start of March following his recent injury setback. The England international sustained a hamstring strain just three minutes into the Baggies' 3-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League.
Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright says that Tottenham would benefit a lot from bringing in Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool. The England international’s time at Anfield appears to be coming to a close, as he has had a fallout with manager Jurgen Klopp over his perceived injury problems. The 28-year-old had an excellent start to his life at Liverpool after making a £ 12 million move from Chelsea a couple of years ago, but he has featured in just 12 of the last 56 matches for Liverpool. The large number of injuries means that the manager has had to find consistent alternatives, who have come in the form of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
It is widely expected that the incredible form shown by the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, and Sadio Mane gives very little room for Sturridge to feature in the Liverpool set up. As a result, the 28-year-old is expected to leave the club in January – even if it is on a temporary loan move. In such an instance, Spurs should grasp the opportunity to sign the player, according to Ian Wright. The 54-year-old reckons that Sturridge is now extremely desperate for a major boost in his career – especially with the World Cup coming around the corner. At this moment, Liverpool may also be quite happy to profit on the player, whose recent values will dip in the next couple of years.
Former Liverpool player David Thompson has claimed that the Reds would have brought a new marksman in their ranks, had they offloaded Daniel Sturridge during the summer transfer window. The England international came on for the final 13 minutes of the Reds' 4-1 league defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Reds dominated the possession stats against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, but the north London club were just more clinical in front of goal with Harry Kane bagging yet another brace. As a result, the Reds have won just one of their last six Premier League outings, and Thompson feels the story could have been much different, had they managed to offload Sturridge in the summer, he tweeted: "We would have got a striker if anyone would have taken Sturridge off us I'm certain surprised he is still there! #lfc."
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he tried to keep Raheem Sterling down to earth with a low salary during his early Reds career.
The England international is currently in the ranks of Manchester City, where he has been in-and-out of the starting lineup under Pep Guardiola.
Rodgers, who is now in charge of Scottish champions Celtic, insists that the huge salary on offer can often have a negative effect on the progress of young players. The Northern Irishman guided Sterling through the youth ranks at Anfield before he became an England international, and the 44-year-old admits that the forward's progress was so quick that a wage rise became a compulsion.