Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has insisted that Daniel Sturridge will have a huge role to play in the upcoming campaign after having enjoyed a fruitful and injury-free spell in pre-season.
The England international believes his compatriot is 'world-class', and they cannot place a price on his services.
Sturridge has had a series of niggles in the past couple of seasons at Liverpool, and this has sort of reduced his importance with Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi being preferred for the centre-forward duties. However, he has managed to come through the pre-season unscathed to date, and Lallana is confident that the Reds will see the best of the 27-year-old during the 2017/18 season.
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool midfielder Emre Can entering into the final 12 months of his contract is not a good sign.
Answering press questions ahead of their second clash with Hoffenheim for UCL last qualification round, the former Borussia Dortmund boss opined that it is really not in the best interest of Liverpool to watch their employees contract run its course. It puts them in a position of weakness should contract renewal battle drums roll out.
Graeme Souness has insisted that Daniel Sturridge will have to change his attitude in order to become a regular with Liverpool next season.
The England international has struggled with numerous injuries over the past few years, and last season, was no exception, with just 11 starts across all competitions. Sturridge has also looked short of fitness ever since his standout season alongside Luis Suarez in 2013/14, and Souness has questioned the marksman's mentality and preparation ahead of games.
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.
Daniel Sturridge is one of those players that has displayed to have top class abilities but that injuries have prevented him to become a true game changing player.
The English attacker has suffered injuries in just about every single club that he has performed in which has significantly hampered his chances of being able to consistently play at a high level for a long period of time and be considered as one of the best strikers in the sport.
Liverpool legend John Arne Riise feels his former club should sell Daniel Sturridge in the sumer in order to allow him regular playing time next season.
The injury-plagued striker made just 27 appearances for the Reds during the previous campaign – with a significant amount off the substitutes’ bench. Fans are probably divided on whether Sturridge should remain at Anfield for another year, but Riise believes that the England international should move on to earn regular first-team football. When asked by a Reds fan on Twitter, Riise responded: “Think it’s best for him to go where he can play regularly.”
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has denied any plan whatsoever to let go of their playmaker and skipper Philippe Coutinho this summer.
Coutinho continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona. The Nou Camp dwellers are keen on luring the talented Brazilian to Spain despite him signing a new five year deal in January.
Stuart Pearce has claimed that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is struggling to show his potential at the club largely because he does not feel any love under the current management.
Signed by Brendan Rodgers for only £ 12 million from Chelsea in January 2012, Sturridge quickly became one of the top strikers in English football after scoring a numerous amount of goals. His best ever campaign was in the 2013-14 season when he scored 24 goals in just 33 appearances for the club. Just when it seemed that he would step on and become the next Luis Suarez or Fernando Torres, there has been a monumental dip in his performances.
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.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas claims that global forward Daniel Sturridge should take an example out of former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s book in order to avoid his career stagnating.
Solskjaer is widely regarded as one of the iconic Manchester United players over the last 20 years. Even though he was not a first-team regular at the club, the Norwegian played an immense role in the successes enjoyed by the club during the select Ferguson era. He never complained about being on the bench and often came on to score as a late substitute.