Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes manager Jurgen Klopp may consider selling striker Daniel Sturridge during the January transfer window if he can’t stay fit, the Daily Express reports.
The England international recently returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hip injury, having received some extensive treatment in the United States.
However, he has since picked up another knock and has been missing from Liverpool’s last three games with a knee problem.
One former Liverpool defender, Phil Thompson, has suggested that The Reds may decide to look for an upgrade in the new year (via Express).
And Lawrenson has now piled on further pressure on the 26-year-old by claiming that Klopp won’t wait around forever to see him back in action.
“He may start looking at Daniel Sturridge and think ‘How many games are you going to actually play for me this season?'”, he told the Liverpool Echo.
“He may then think ‘what if I get him fit and he only plays half-a-dozen games?’ and maybe ‘what if I sell him?’
“These are all things he is probably going to think about over the coming weeks and months.
“Liverpool are struggling without Sturridge. The difference he makes can be seen on how the team plays when he isn’t there.
“We’ve really been struggling to break down teams and the lack of a consistent striker is really hurting us now.”
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